Indigenous Australians: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
Australia’s Indigenous peoples are two distinct cultural groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.
Australian collection in the Vatican Museums
The main source of the Australian collection items in the Vatican Museums are from the Tiwi Islands north of Darwin, Kalumburu in the north east Kimberley and around New Norcia near Perth. Objects include some of the earliest preserved Pukumani funeral poles from the Tiwi Islands, unique artworks from the Kimberley region, as well as rare pieces from other areas.
On International Women's Day 2017, AIATSIS honours Dr June Oscar AO
The UN Women National Committee’s theme for International Women Day’s 2017, Empower a woman, empower a nation, is about transforming the lives of women and girls through empowerment.
Fighters from the Fringe
Oodgeroo Noonuccal was a poet, activist and public speaker during the 1960s.
Encountering truth: the real life stories of objects from empire’s frontier and beyond
June Oscar shares stories from her Bunuba people from when white men came.
Apology to Australia's Indigenous peoples
The National Apology to the Stolen Generations came about as a recommendation from The National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal Children from their Families. It highlighted the suffering of Indigenous families under the Commonwealth, state and territory Aboriginal protection and welfare laws and policies.
Explore the Sorry Books
The Sorry Books are a powerful record of the personal responses of Australians to the unfolding history of the Stolen Generations. They are a “people’s apology” for past wrongs to Indigenous Australians, a public expression of regret, compassion, and hope.
Rare early image of Corroboree
Learn about the first image of a major public corroboree to appear in a book.
NAIDOC Week is an annual event celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by all Australians during the first full week of July.
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