Increasingly, many libraries, museums and other organisations in Australia and elsewhere are making collections of material relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, societies and cultures available for searching and (sometimes) viewing on the web. We have included a range of sites within these areas to get you started.
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University of Queensland Library Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Subject Guide
For University of Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies students a guide to resources is available at the library that covers from getting started to specialsed information
University of Queensland Library and Torres Strait Islander Database Resources
For University of Queensland users, a comprehensive list of databases available for searching in the University of Queensland Library and/or on-line is available.
Guide to the Papers of Oodgeroo Noonuccal
This is a guide to the papers of Oodgeroo Noonuccal deposited at the Fryer Library, University of Queensland. The papers of Oodgeroo Noonuccal contain correspondence, literary manuscripts, photographs, newspaper cuttings, speeches, reports, press releases, notes, invitations, programmes, plans.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Library is Australia's major collection of materials relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. It holds books, journals and manuscripts as well as collections of video, audio and photographic material. Unlike other library catalogues, the AIATSIS Library online catalogue includes information about journal, magazine and newspaper articles. Eventually virtually everything written or recorded by and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people ends up in the AIATSIS collection. This has to be one of the best places to start any query concerning Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. Mura, the AIATSIS Library online catalogue, can be accessed via the link above.
Mura Gadi - National Library of Australia
Mura Gad i- a guide to manuscript, pictures and oral histories in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples is an online catalogue of the Library's rich resources relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The name, contributed by Ngunawal/Ngunnawal elder Matilda House, means 'pathways for searching' in the language of the original inhabitants of the region where the Library is located. We hope Mura Gadi will provide a new 'pathway' to assist those searching for material relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Black Words: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Writers and Story Tellers
Black Words is an information-rich website, a searchable database and a forum for communication. On Black Words you will find: biographical records for writers and story tellers; records of all types of published and unpublished works of creative writing by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers; information about organisations such as publishers, theatre groups and other cultural groups; information on works on particular subjects relating to Indigenous cultures or literatures; critical articles on a range of relevant subjects and excerpts from scholarly works on a wide array of topics; links to other sites and resources for study, teaching and general interest; a Calendar of events and ways of finding out more; and much, much more.
Australian Indigenous Index
The Australian Indigenous Index is an index to the Koori Mail, a national fortnightly newspaper published in Lismore, NSW, for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from May 1991 onwards. It also indexes biographical information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from the magazines: Our Aim (1907-1961), Dawn (1952-1969), New Dawn (1970-1975) and Identity (1971-1982).
Queensland South Native Title Services
Queensland South Native Title Services Ltd represents Native Title claimant groups in the Queensland South region, Australia.
Aboriginal 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 224 resources for about 70 languages. About 33% of these resources are produced or published by Indigenous people.
Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library
The Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library: The Internet Guide to Aboriginal Studies is hosted on the World Wide Web Virtual Library site, the oldest catalog of the web. The site provides a searchable database of links to over 130 specialist information facilities on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander topics. The WWW Virtual Library, unlike commercial catalogs, is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognised as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web.
National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education Website
NATSIEW provides a searchable database of web links to over 1600 web sites related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies indexed under over 400 keywords.