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Indigenous culture and history

Find information and resources on Australia's Indigenous culture and history including links to selected Indigenous Australian Stories.

indigenous.gov.au

Connects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with Australian Government policies and programmes and raises awareness about the initiatives that affect them most.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Australian Indigenous art

An article about Australian Indigenous art, the oldest ongoing tradition of art in the world. Art has always been an important part of Aboriginal life, connecting past and present, the people and the land, and the supernatural and reality. Links to relevant online resources are provided.

Australian Indigenous cultural heritage

An article about Australian Indigenous culture and heritage including information about the land, national parks, languages, kinship, tools, the Dreaming, sacred sites, performance, visual arts and tourism. Relevant online resources provided.

Australian Indigenous tools and technology

An article about Australian Indigenous technology and material culture and heritage including information about stone tools, spears, boomerangs, spearthrowers, harpoons, weapons, baskets, nets and traps and shelter. Relevant online resources provided.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Conducts, facilitates and promotes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, especially through research, collections and publications. Provides information about their archives, library and Native Title Research Unit.
Tabs: Online exhibitions – resources on aspects of Indigenous history

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Face the facts

Provides accurate and easy to understand information about Indigenous peoples, migrants, refugees and asylum seekers.

Australian Human Rights Commission

Indigenous arts funding

Provides funding that supports Indigenous languages, visual arts and culture.

Ministry for the Arts

NAIDOC week

6–13 July 2014
A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields. All Australians are encouraged to participate in NAIDOC Week activities.

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

Stolen Generation's Testimonies

Listen to survivor stories as Stolen Generation members generously share their experiences.

Stolen Generations' Testimonies Foundation

The Dreaming

This article describes the dreamtime and what it means to the Indigenous peoples of Australia. It also contains a brief overview of some of the most common or well-known dreamtime stories. Links to relevant online resources are provided.

Torres Strait Regional Authority

Supports the economic, social and cultural development of the Torres Strait to improve the lifestyle and wellbeing of Torres Strait Islanders and Aboriginal people living in the region.
Tabs: History

Torres Strait Regional Authority

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