This page lists the best Web site links that we could find
to give you further information about broad aspects of Aboriginal
society and history. Go back to the Arts
Links page for links on these topics:
- Aboriginal art
- Aboriginal languages
- Aboriginal music
- Aboriginal arts organisations
- land rights and management
- native title
A separate page gives links to useful arts
search engines and sites. For information about investing
in Aboriginal art, see the pages on the Aboriginal
General information sources
The Aboriginal Flag was designed by Harold Thomas in 1971.
The black represents the Aboriginal people, the red the
earth and their spiritual relationship to the land, and
the yellow the sun, the giver of life.
Aboriginal Flag - Where
to Buy One
The Aboriginal Flag was licensed by its designer, Harold
Thomas, for reproduction by only one company, Carroll and
Richardson. You can buy authorized flags from this Web site.
and Torres Strait Islander Library and Information Resource
The Network has been involved in developing the Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander protocols for libraries, archives
and information services. These protocols were published
in 1995 and are intended to guide libraries, archives and
information services in appropriate ways to interact with
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
and Torres Strait Islander Statistics
This is an excellent overview of statistics about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples prepared in 2008 by the Australian Human Rights Commission. It gives statistics on population, languages, health,
education, housing and other aspects of contemporary Indigenous life.
Studies WWW Virtual Library
This online research tool is outstanding. It is regularly
updated and is very wide in its scope. All links are inspected
and evaluated before being added to the Virtual Library.
Council for the Arts - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board assists
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to claim, control
and enhance their cultural inheritance. The Board supports
this through its grants and the national Aboriginal and
Torres Strait Islander Arts Policy.
Australia Council for the Arts -
Indigenous Cultural Protocols
The Council has released a revised edition of its protocol guides to help Australians better understand the use of Indigenous cultural material.
One of the guides applies to visual arts. They were written by Indigenous intellectual property lawyers Terri Janke and Robynne Quiggin.
Resources on Aboriginal Australia, including an on-line
database of languages, nations and tribes, research on the
Western Desert with on-line bibliographic database, book
reviews, conference announcements, kinship tutorial, discussion
of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
The AIATSIS web site gives information about specialised
resources including library and collections, publications,
research work, news and events.
Centre for Aboriginal
Economic Policy Research
The Centre is a multi-disciplinary social sciences research
centre at the Australian National University with a primary
focus on indigenous Australian economic policy and economic
development issues, including native title and land rights,
social justice, and the socioeconomic status of indigenous
Australians - Australian Museum Online
Through the themes of spirituality, cultural heritage,
family, land and social justice, this exhibition explores
the depth and diversity of the cultures and experiences
of Australia's Indigenous peoples.
Cultural and Intellectual Property rights
The 'Our Culture: Our Future' Report
from 1998 maps the rights that Indigenous Australians want over their cultural
heritage and analyses the laws and policies that affect
the ability of Indigenous Australians to realise these rights.
Magabala Books is an Indigenous Australian
publishing house that publishes works by Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander authors and editors. They produce a variety
of well written and designed books for adults (history, culture,
biography, fiction) and children (stories, picture books).
Message Stick -
ABC Indigenous media
This ABC site gives information about the ABC's Indigenous
production across Radio, Television and the Web and is a
useful information source for business, media and education
on Indigenous issues such as protocol as well as intellectual
copyright and culture.
Aboriginal Cultural Protocols
Arts Tasmania has released a protocols guide for
Tasmanian Aboriginal arts projects. The booklet, was written
by Jim Everett and is based on the Australia Council's Indigenous
protocols series. To locate it, use the search function with "Respecting Cultures" as the search term.
Australia has a Black History'
Paper by John Thompson for a conference in September 1995
- it gives sources for indigenous studies in the National
Library of Australia.