Elimatta, Our quarterly magazine
The Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater produces a quarterly newsletter that is circulated in Australia and overseas. The name of the newsletter is Elimatta. The Support Group’s first newsletter was produced in March 1982. The 1987 Winter edition was named Elimatta for the first time.
Elimatta is an Aboriginal term which means “our home”. Produced quarterly, it invites you into into the triumphs and struggles of First Nations lives through awareness raising of contemporary issues, news, history and stories.
Contributions to Elimatta are always welcome. Contributors need to be aware and in agreement that their work will be archived by the National Library of Australia (NLA). Please send your contribution to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elimatta Online Nationally
A request has been received through the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) for the National Library of Australia (NLA) to archive Elimatta “because of the significance of the community service” it provides.
Elimatta will be included in the PANDORA Archive, Australia’s Web Archive, which was set up by the NLA in 1996. PANDORA enables the archiving and provision of long-term access to online Australian publications which are “considered to have national significance” and are “of lasting cultural value”.
The NLA will catalogue Elimatta and add the record to the National Bibliographic Database (a database of catalogue records shared by over 1,100 Australian libraries) as well as to the AIATSIS online catalogue. This will encourage among the researchers using libraries an increased awareness of Elimatta and the Aboriginal Support Group – Manly Warringah Pittwater.
All contributors to Elimatta need to be aware and in agreement that their work will be archived by the NLA. Additional information about PANDORA can be found on the Library’s server at : http://pandora.nla.gov.au