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Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Works: 886 works in 1,376 publications in 3 languages and 23,272 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Biographies  Folklore  Encyclopedias  Guidebooks  Documentary films  Fiction  Ethnographic films  Nonfiction films 
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Classifications: GN666, 572.994
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Most widely held works about Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
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Most widely held works by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
The social archaeology of Australian indigenous societies by Bruno David( )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals the ancient past of Aboriginal Australians to be one of long term changes in social relationships and traditions, as well as the active management and manipulation of the environment
Rob Riley : an aboriginal leader's quest for justice by Quentin Beresford( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Widely regarded as one of the great Aboriginal leaders of the modern era, Rob Riley was at the centre of debates that have polarised views on race relations in Australia: national land rights, the treaty, deaths in custody, self-determination, the justice system, native title and the Stolen Generations." "He tragically took his own life in 1996, weighed down by the unresolved traumas of his exposure to institutionalisation, segregation and racism, and his sense of betrayal by the Australian political system to deliver justice to Aboriginal people. His death shocked community leaders and ordinary citizens alike." "Set against the tumultuous background of racial politics in an unreconciled nation, the book explores Rob's rise and influence as an Aboriginal activist. Drawing on perspectives from history, politics and psychology, this work explores Rob's life as a 'moral protester' and the challenges he confronted in trying to change the destiny of the nation." "Rob Riley's belief that he had failed in this quest raises profound questions about the legacy of past racial policies, the extent of institutionalised racism in Australia and the reluctance of Australia's politicians to show leadership on race." "Much of Rob Riley's life was a triumph of the human spirit against great adversity, and this legacy remains."--Jacket
Australian aboriginal studies : journal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies by Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies( )

in English and held by 1,295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Very big journey : my life as I remember it by Hilda Jarman Muir( )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hilda Muir was born in Borroloola in the N.T. around 1920. She is one of the Stolen Generation, Hilda was brought to Darwin and placed in Kahlin House for half-caste children. When she became of age she married Billy Muir, when the Second World War came to Darwin she was evacuated to Brisbane with her children. In 1995 Hilda was chosen along with others to present a writ to the High Court on behalf of the stolen generation. In 1997 it was rejected. The apology finally came on October16, 2001, by Claire Martin the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory
The little red, yellow, black book : an introduction to indigenous Australia by Bruce Pascoe( )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Little Red Yellow Black Book is an invaluable pocket-sized guide written from an indigenous perspective, with mini-essays providing a range of views. The topics covered include: history, culture, arts, sport, languages, population, health, participation in education, employment, governance, resistance, reconciliation."--Back cover
Aboriginal suicide is different : a portrait of life and self-destruction by Colin Tatz( )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aboriginal suicide is different: a portrait of life and self destruction (AIATSIS report series)
Indigenous peoples and governance structures : a comparative analysis of land and resource management rights by Garth Nettheim( )

8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indigenous peoples, legal and other professionals have actively engaged a number of international and national legal mechanisms to achieve degees of self governance in Canada, the United States, Greenland, Denmark, Norway, New Zealand and Australia. This title presents these precedents in the ongoing effort for self governance
Unfinished constitutional business? : rethinking indigenous self-determination by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies( )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comparative approach to the Indigeneity and the experience of colonisation. From Australia to the Solomons, to the USA to Canada, the experience of colonisation in those colonies involved either the introduction of a common law system or an introduced civil law system
Paint me black : memories of Croker Island and other journeys by Claire Henty-Gebert( )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Claire Henty-Gebert was probably born in the mid-1920s near Frew River station, about 400 km northeast of Alice Springs, in Kaytetye and Alyawarra country. She was the child of white settler Harry Henty, and Ruby Ngwarie, an Alyawarra woman." "Separated from her mother at three or four years of age, she was taken to the Bungalow in Alice Springs. She never saw her mother again." "In 1941, with Alice Springs preparing for the Second World War, children from the Bungalow were removed. Claire, along with other children were taken to Croker Island, where the Arafura and Timor Seas meet." "It's clear from Claire's story that this was a happy time for her - despite the harsh official policies, the Methodist missionaries showed compassion and practical concern for the children. With the War intensifying, a remarkable exodus south began - by boat, on foot, by canoe, truck, and train." "The children returned to Croker after the War, grew up, and in some cases, like Claire, spent their early adult lives on the island. She later moved to Darwin, survived Cyclone Tracy, and, with her husband, was involved in the aftermath of rebuilding. In later years, with the support of her family, Claire set off on what was perhaps the hardest journey of all: the search for her Aboriginal family." "Claire's story has been pieced together from primary documentary sources, traditional stories from her mother's country, and from shared memories with friends and family."--Jacket
Treaty : let's get it right! : a collection of essays from ATSIC's treaty think tank and authors commissioned by AIATSIS on treaty issues( )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,064 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays from ATSIC's treaty think tank and authors commissioned by AIATSIS on treaty issues."
Unwritten histories by Craig Cormick( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,031 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty and satirical revisiting of Australia's heroic past, Craig rediscovers the contributions of Indigenous Australians that have always remained unrecorded and unacknowledged. Drawing on original records of the time, he has turned the spotlight
Mutton fish : the surviving culture of Aboriginal people and abalone on the south coast of New South Wales by Beryl Cruse( )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abalone is a subsistance food, easy to find and harvest. The coastal environment of NSW has nurtured the aboriginal people for thousands of years. This book explores the relationship and the effects of the coastal resources being progressively restricted by European competition
Tables of composition of Australian aboriginal foods by Janette Brand Miller( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tables of vegetables, fruits, animal foods and insect products analysed for their nutritional composition
The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Koiki (Eddie) Mabo Aboriginal religion - Sacred sites - Taboos - Totemism
Reading doctors' writing : race, politics, and power in indigenous health research, 1870-1969 by David Piers Thomas( )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important book for anyone interested in health research involving Australia's Indigenous people and the way prejudice and ignorance in the past has seriously affected how non-Indigenous people have thought about the former's health and illnesses. Latent and overt racism has consigned Aborigines to inferior health outcomes
Yimikirli = Warlpiri dreamings and histories by Peggy Rockman Napaljarri( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jukurrpa or "Dreaming" is the basis of Warlpiri culture and law. It is the seminal story of the creation of the world, which continues to exist as the eternal present embodied in songs, stories, dance, and geographical locations. The Warlpiri believe that the Dreaming is always present, though people may forget or lose sight of it. The telling of these and other tales is essential in keeping the spirit of the Dreaming alive. This collection of fifteen stories from Warlpiri elders reflects the importance of the Dreaming in all of its manifestations. Recorded and translated here for the first time are stories rich with insight into Aboriginal spirituality and life - on subjects as diverse as adolescence, love, hatred, sexuality, marriage, family, war, peace, physical and psychological survival, and aging. Told with wisdom and elegance, and illustrated with Warlpiri art and maps, these narratives evoke the integral relationship between the Australian landscape and Aboriginal spirituality
Aboriginal Sydney : a guide to important places of the past and present by Melinda Hinkson( Book )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Both a guide book and an alternative social history told through 50 places of significance to Sydney's indigenous people. The sites, and their accompanying stories and photographs, evoke Sydney's ancient past and celebrate the living Aboriginal culture of the present
Addictions and healing in Aboriginal country by Gregory Phillips( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phillips establishes a framework for understanding the issues pertinent to Australian Indigenous addictions to alcohol, gunga (marijuana) and gambling and its aftermath in one community, Big River which is a fictitious name for a real community
Waiting for Harry by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Australian languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Djunawunya, Arnhem Land, east of the town of Maningrida, July 1978. Frank Gurrmanamana is responsible for preparing the final mortuary ceremonies for his brother who had died six years before. The brother had been buried in Maningrida, but now his remains are being brought back to his home country. Central to the ceremonies is Harry Diama, the senior blood-relative of the deceased man, but Harry lives in Maningrida and is pre-occupied with a pending court-case there involving his son. He is needed to approve each step of the preparations, and is also pivotal in bringing other people to the event, including "men of importance" for the dancing. Harry's continuing absence puts huge pressure on Frank and upon all of the others who must wait at the ceremonial site, including Les Hiatt, Franks' old anthropologist friend. Harry is also aware that the film crew is waiting to record the event: "These filmmakers work for us. We'll see it here ... our own film. We'll all be in it." Painting of emblems on the hollow-log coffin proceeds, sand sculptures are made, with Frank expressing his constant concern that it all "looks good for the film". Men from Cape Stewart, an area with cultural and traditional trade links to the dead man's clan, are also needed to make the ceremony work, and further tension surrounds their response to the painting of the coffin. As the day for the ceremony's climax draws near, Frank grows ever more anxious about the non-arrival of Harry and the people he is supposed to bring. When Harry finally arrives, the final stage of the ceremony is permitted to begin and, though normally performed at night, it is successfully performed in daylight for the benefit of the camera. In the end, Frank's responsibilities are fulfilled and he speaks with great satisfaction about the film: "This film is mine. Now men everywhere will see my sacred emblems ... These emblems I hold so dear are now on a film, so the film is also dear to me. It was my idea to bring these film makers. All is now finished ... and I am filled with pride." Because of its unusual narrative, focussing as much on political negotiations as on the ceremony itself, the film has become one of the most celebrated of the AIATSIS collection, and won the 1982 Royal Anthropological Institute Film Award for "the most outstanding film on social, cultural and biological anthropology or archaeology". Directed by Kim McKenzie
Native title newsletter( )

in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Associated Subjects
Aboriginal Australians Aboriginal Australians--Antiquities Aboriginal Australians--Civil rights Aboriginal Australians--Food Aboriginal Australians--Government relations Aboriginal Australians--Health and hygiene Aboriginal Australians--Land tenure Aboriginal Australians--Legal status, laws, etc Aboriginal Australians--Medical care Aboriginal Australians--Mixed descent Aboriginal Australians--Politics and government Aboriginal Australians--Social conditions Aboriginal Australians--Social life and customs Anthropological ethics Antiquities Applied anthropology Australia Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Business anthropology Business consultants Ethnology Food--Composition Henty-Gebert, Claire, Historic sites Indigenous peoples Indigenous peoples--Land tenure Indigenous peoples--Legal status, laws, etc Land tenure--Law and legislation Manners and customs Native title (Australia) Natural resources--Management New South Wales--Sydney Northern Territory Political activists Riley, Rob, Self-determination, National Social archaeology Specialists Stolen generations (Australia) Torres Strait Islanders Torres Strait Islanders--Civil rights Torres Strait Islanders--Land tenure Torres Strait Islanders--Legal status, laws, etc Torres Strait Islanders--Social conditions Torres Strait Islanders--Social life and customs Warlpiri (Australian people) Warlpiri (Australian people)--Religion Warlpiri (Australian people)--Social life and customs Warlpiri language Women, Aboriginal Australian
Unwritten histories
Rob Riley : an aboriginal leader's quest for justiceVery big journey : my life as I remember itThe little red, yellow, black book : an introduction to indigenous AustraliaAboriginal suicide is different : a portrait of life and self-destructionIndigenous peoples and governance structures : a comparative analysis of land and resource management rightsUnfinished constitutional business? : rethinking indigenous self-determinationPaint me black : memories of Croker Island and other journeysTreaty : let's get it right! : a collection of essays from ATSIC's treaty think tank and authors commissioned by AIATSIS on treaty issues
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controlled identityAustralian Institute of Aboriginal Studies



Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Canberra