Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
- Alternative Names
- Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (former name, 1961 - 1989)
- AIATSIS, GPO Box 553, Canberra, ACT, Australia
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) was founded in 1961 as the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. The Institute is Australia's premier institution for information about the cultures and lifestyles of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. AIATSIS research staff conduct high-quality research and administer research grants. The Institute's award-winning in-house publisher, Aboriginal Studies Press, publishes an extensive array of books, cassettes and CDs, films and videos, reports, and the Institute's journal, Australian Aboriginal Studies. The Library holds the world's most extensive collections of printed, audio, and visual material on Australian Indigenous topics, including the writing of, and oral interviews with, indigneous women.
Sources used to compile this entry: http://www.aiatsis.gov.au accessed 2004-05-20.