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Indigenous Peoples: Australian Aborigenes

This guide supports Prof. Ulrike Wiethaus' courses on Indigenous Peoples.

Aboriginal Man

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Portrait of Man with Scarification and Smoking Pipe? 1860

Courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution


Here's a link to photographs of Australian Aborigines from the Smithsonian Institute.

Here's a comprehensive study guide for Aboriginal Studies from Intute, a collaboration among a group of British universities. 

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

National Native Title Tribunal 
This Australian tribunal resolves Abroginal disputes about title to land and water

Ethnographic Descriptions and other primary documents related to the Aborigenes

This report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides demographic data about indigenous populations in Australia.  Go here to see the full report on the Bureau's 2006 Census

The Ara Irititja Project
This project is maintained by the Anangu of Central Australia. Its name means "stories from a long time ago" in the language of that people.

"The aim of Ara Irititja is to bring back home materials of cultural and historical significance to Anangu. These include photographs, films, sound recordings and documents. Ara Irititja has designed a purpose-built computer archive that digitally stores repatriated materials and other contemporary items."

Mission Voices
This is a rich source of oral histories from the Koorie, a people from Victoria and New South Wales in Australia. 

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