Australian Institute of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)
AIATSIS promotes knowledge and understanding of Australian Indigenous cultures, past and present. The library has extensive pictorial and sound archives, indexes, as well as family history and access units.
GPO Box 553, Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6246 1111 Fax: (02) 6249 7310
Access the excellent AIATSIS online exhibitions through their library digitisation program at www.aiatsis.gov.au/lbry/dig_prgm/online_exhibitions.htm
The Australian Museum’s website provides great online access to its Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural collections, as well as stories and educational resources.
6 College Street, Sydney NSW 2101
Tel: (02) 9320 6000 Web: www.amonline.net.au
AM online – Stories of the Dreaming www.dreamtime.net.au
AM online – Aboriginal people of coastal Sydney www.livingharbour.net/aboriginal
AM online – Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultural collections at AustralianMuseum.net.au/cultures/
Indigenous Languages of Australia
There are more than 200 Australian Indigenous languages. Less than 20 languages are strong, and even these are endangered: the others have been destroyed, live in the memories of the elderly, or are being revived by their communities. This site has annotated links to 180 resources for about 60 languages. About 25% of these resources are produced or published by Indigenous people.
Local Sydney Aboriginal History Websites
Some local government councils are producing excellent websites about the Aboriginal heritage of their areas, including history, language, sites, glossaries, etc. See:
Barani (Sydney City Council): www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/barani
Cadigal Wangal (Marrickville Council): www.cadigalwangal.com.au
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service (NPWS)
NPWS is responsible for the legal protection of Aboriginal sites and cultural heritage in New South Wales and maintain the official NSW Aboriginal Sites Register.
PO Box 1967 Hurstville NSW 2220
Tel: (02) 9585 6444 Fax: (02) 9585 6325
Offers resources and information on Aboriginal culture in Sydney.