skip to content

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Works: 686 works in 1,074 publications in 2 languages and 22,108 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Encyclopedias  Biography  Folklore  Guidebooks  Documentary films  Fiction  Bibliography  Interactive multimedia 
Roles: Other, Editor, Publisher, Cartographer, isb
Classifications: GN666, 572.994
Publication Timeline
Publications about Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Publications by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Most widely held works about Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Australian aboriginal studies : journal of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies by Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies( file )
in English and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture by David Horton( Book )
26 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 490 libraries worldwide
"... Entries range across all major subject fields, and cover current topics such as contemporary art and music, mining and royalties, land rights, deaths in custody, housing, legal services, and language maintenance, as well as including biographies, historical sketches of significant places and profiles of the approximately 500 indigenous peoples of Australia ..." -- Inside front cover
The little red, yellow, black book : an introduction to indigenous Australia by Bruce Pascoe( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
The Little Red Yellow Black Book is an accessible and highly illustrated pocket-sized guide. It?s an invaluable introduction to Australia?s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and culture. It takes a non-chronological approach and is written from an Indigenous viewpoint. The themes that emerge are the importance of identity, and adaptation and continuity. If you want to read stories the media don?t tell you, mini-essays on famous as well as everyday individuals and organisations will provide insights into a range of Australian Indigenous experiences
Aboriginal suicide is different : a portrait of life and self-destruction by Colin Tatz( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
"Adopting an historical and anthropological approach to suicide in New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and New Zealand, this book documents rates of suicide that may well be the world's worst. It tries to glimpse the soul of the suicide rather than merely his or her contribution to our national statistics."--Jacket
Yimikirli = Warlpiri dreamings and histories ( Book )
6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 311 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
Indigenous peoples and governance structures : a comparative analysis of land and resource management rights by Garth Nettheim( Book )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 270 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
The social archaeology of Australian indigenous societies by Bruno David( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 243 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
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 238 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
Unfinished constitutional business? : rethinking indigenous self-determination by Barbara Hocking( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 196 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
Treaty : let's get it right! : a collection of essays from ATSIC's treaty think tank and authors commissioned by AIATSIS on treaty issues ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
"A collection of essays from ATSIC's treaty think tank and authors commissioned by AIATSIS on treaty issues."
Native title newsletter ( file )
in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Waiting for Harry by Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies( visu )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
"Set in Arnhem Land, east of Maningrida, we witness Frank Gurrmanamana as he prepares the final mortuary ceremonies for his dead brother." --Kanopy website
Rob Riley : an aboriginal leader's quest for justice by Quentin Beresford( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 159 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
Tables of composition of Australian aboriginal foods by Janette Brand Miller( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Paint me black : memories of Croker Island and other journeys by Claire Henty-Gebert( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 130 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
Addictions and healing in Aboriginal country by Gregory Phillips( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
Working with communities - Introducing illness - Grog, gunga and gambling - Reasons for use - Strategies to address use - Solutions from Canada - Factors involved in healing and change
Mutton fish : the surviving culture of Aboriginal people and abalone on the south coast of New South Wales by Beryl Cruse( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 120 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
Reading doctors' writing : race, politics, and power in indigenous health research, 1870-1969 by David Piers Thomas( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 116 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
Unwritten histories by Craig Cormick( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 114 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
Very big journey : my life as I remember it by Hilda Jarman Muir( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 111 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
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Associated Subjects
Aboriginal Australians Aboriginal Australians--Antiquities Aboriginal Australians--Civil rights Aboriginal Australians--Food Aboriginal Australians--Funeral customs and rites 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 Alyawarra (Australian people) Antiquities Australia Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Burera (Australian people) 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 Medicine--Research--Social aspects Native title (Australia) Natural resources--Management New South Wales--Sydney Northern Territory Political activists Race relations Riley, Rob, Self-determination, National Social archaeology Stolen generations (Australia) Tales 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
Alternative Names

controlled identity Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies

Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Canberra
English (157)
Maori (1)
Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.