Gangalidda and Garawa body ornament worn during ceremony

Manchester Museum returns ceremonial and secret sacred materials back to Traditional Custodians

4 Oct 2019

Manchester Museum and AIATSIS are pleased to announce the unconditional repatriation of 43 secret sacred and ceremonial objects.

Marcia Langton at the National Press Club in Canberra

'Innovation – Indigenous genius then and now’

27 Sep 2019

In the 2019 Wentworth Lecture Professor Langton examined several instances of ancient Indigenous knowledge and their relevance to modern problems in Australia.

An exhibition to celebrate IYIL2019

20 Sep 2019

Representatives from Ngunnawal, Warlpiri and Meriam communities, and Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre gathered at AIATSIS to launch our latest exhibition.

Cultural heritage material to be returned to Aranda and Bardi Jawi communities from overseas

10 Sep 2019

AIATSIS welcomes the announcement that Aranda people of Central Australia and Bardi Jawi people of the northern Dampier Peninsula in Western Australia will have 42 culturally significant objects returned from overseas.

Ngarrindjeri Concise 2nd edition Dictionary launched

6 Sep 2019

The new publication contains over 500 additional words and provides convenient, portable access to a Ngarrindjeri-to-English wordlist plus a finder list (English-to-Ngarrindjeri).

Welcome to ANIRC photo

Presentations now available from ANIRC 2019

26 Aug 2019

Select presentations from the 2019 AIATSIS National Indigenous Research Conference are now available on our website.

Governor General visits AIATSIS

Governor General visits AIATSIS

21 Aug 2019

His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) and Mrs Linda Hurley took time out of their busy schedule to visit AIATSIS this week

2019 Stanner Award winner Dr Debbie Bargallie

Racism in the APS examined in award winning thesis

16 Aug 2019

Dr Debbie Bargallie’s thesis, Maintaining the racial contract: Everyday racism and the impact of racial microaggressions on "Indigenous employees" in the Australian Public Service, has been named as the 2019 Stanner Award winner.

Shortlist announced for the 2019 Stanner Award

8 Aug 2019

The shortlist for the 2019 Stanner Award has been announced, with four outstanding finalists now vying for the unique prize.

3.	Josie from Waibene (Thursday Island) in the Torres Strait at her primary school.

Richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia showcased in landmark educational series

31 Jul 2019

Our Land, Our Stories was developed over three years with more than 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people contributing stories to the ground-breaking primary school resource.