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Images from AIATSIS Collection projected for Enlighten
ActivistsPhotographyHuman rights3 Mar 2017 Dr Blake Singley
Pictures from the AIATSIS photographic collection feature in the Museum of Australian Democracy’s contribution to this year’s Enlighten Festival.
AIATSIS digitisation specialists visit New Zealand
Cultural heritageDigitisationNew ZealandTe PapaDigital24 Feb 2017 Daniel Walding
Senior Digitisation Technicians, Daniel Walding & Daryl Ciubal, recently travelled to Wellington to participate in the National Digital Forum (NDF2016) and visited the digitisation programs at Te Papa Tongarewa and the National Library of New Zealand.
Capturing the AIATSIS Possum Skin Cloak
CeremoniesCultural heritageArt6 Feb 2017 Andrew Turner
AIATSIS’ story will soon be etched on to its own possum skin cloak by renowned Yorta Yorta artist and cloakmaker, Lee Darroch. AIATSIS multimedia officer, Andrew Turner, went to visit Lee at her home studio to document its creation.
Aboriginal Art Market success!
This year we invited four remote Aboriginal community art centres to take part in our largest Aboriginal Art Market yet.
My internship at the National Museum of the American Indian
Earlier this year Jodie Dowd undertook an internship at the National Museum of the American Indian which is a part of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
Spying on the AIATSIS Collections: Going undercover with the Nagra Série Noir
How does it feel to hold a real piece of cold war spy equipment in your hands? For our skilled audio technicians, it’s all in a day’s work.
Sherlocks of the Bush
HistoryIndigenous knowledgeIndigenous knowledge systemsLiterature and stories18 Oct 2016 Dr Blake Singley
An issue of The Strand Magazine from December 1914 featured an article by an Australian journalist entitled ‘Black “Sherlocks”: The Native trackers of Australia’.
Arthur Capell and language codes
Indigenous Australian LanguagesIndigenous languagesLinguisticsArchives and archivingAustralia’s heritage – The AIATSIS Collections11 Oct 2016 Dr Kazuko Obata
For many years, AIATSIS has been looking after Arthur Capell’s archive of over 230 reels that contain language recordings.
Archival finding aids and discoverability
Indigenous Australian LanguagesArchives and archivingAustralia’s heritage – The AIATSIS Collections5 Oct 2016 Fiona Blackburn
Archives, or manuscript collections, form over time. In the process, a structure develops, a shape which reflects the way the content has been created and organised.
The Famous Erambie Allblacks
Indigenous peoplesSports peopleReserves and missionsMission Days28 Sep 2016 Dr Lawrence Bamblett
With local competitions and the NRL winding up, Koori communities all over New South Wales are finalising plans for their Knockout teams.