“We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose lands the Australian National University operates, and pay our respect to the elders of the Ngambri and Ngunnawal people, past, present, and emergent.”
This online guide provides a broad and general introduction to the scholarly resources available at the ANU Library for staff, students, and other members of the ANU community seeking information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, and cultures. It also contains links to popular Indigenous materials, publicly accessible available by way of the Internet.
The Library's Indigenous Collections support the learning, teaching, and research activities of staff and students in Indigenous Studies programs, and the available resources cover a broad range of subjects and issues. Examples of these include traditional law, art, music, storytelling, anthropology, archaeology, history, linguistics, health, land management, governance, land rights, indigenous knowledges, and cultural heritage.
Use the tabs on the left-hand side of the screen to navigate the various sections of the guide, and explore the wealth of diverse information sources and tools assembled here.
Please note, this online guide may include materials or links to materials which contain the voices and/or images of deceased Indigenous persons, in the form of photographs, films, audio recordings, and printed materials. These are included with respect and, if possible, with the permission of the deceased person/s family and community, and/or are in the public domain. Materials may also contain language and/or speech deemed culturally insensitive by contemporary standards.