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. Contact them for their extensive catalogue of resources.
GPO Box 553, Canberra ACT 2601
Tel: (02) 6246 1111 Fax: (02) 6249 7310
Australian Bureau of Statistics
Indigenous statistics from the 2001 census of population and housing.
Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC)
HREOC is responsible for anti-discrimination and human rights in Australia. See HREOC’s statistical overview of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia.
Indigenous Australia WWW Resource Directory
The University of Sydney’s Koori Centre website contains over 800 links to various Indigenous websites, including the Blacktracka Search Engine.
Indigenous Australia Internet Portal documents and promotes the development of the Indigenous Australian presence on the internet.
Check out these two websites devoted specifically to challenging the stereotypes and myths surrounding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities:
FACE the Facts published by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) at www.humanrights.gov.au
NSW State Library
Mitchell Library has vast collections of state historical materials. The library also produces Infokoori, an online databased index to the Koori Mail (a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, NSW), and to biographical information from Dawn (1952-1969), New Dawn (1970-1975) and Identity (1971-1982). Web: www.sl.nsw.gov.au
VICNET – Victoria Community Network
Victoria’s Community network, run through its State Library, has links to Aboriginal community pages in Victoria and New South Wales.
The Wentworth Lectures (AIATSIS)
The Wentworth Lectures, organised by AIATSIS, are held biennially in honour of the late Honourable W.C. Wentworth AO in recognition of his contribution to Indigenous studies and as a means to encourage all Australians to gain a better understanding of issues that go to the heart of our development as a nation.
All About the Australian Aborigines
A summary of the Australian Aborigines along with a good list of web resources at the bottom of the page