Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that the National Archives' website and collection contain the names, images and voices of people who have died.
Some records include terms and views that are not appropriate today. They reflect the period in which they were created and are not the views of the National Archives.
This book of Lutheran gospels and teachings has been translated into the Aranda (or ‘Arrernte’) language for First Australians living in Ntaria (Hermannsburg).
This photo shows First Australians teaching Pitjantjatjara language to a group of adults in Alice Springs.
This is a picture dictionary in Gunwinggu language for children. It is an example of attempts to record and teach First Australian languages.
This photo was taken on the day when the deeds of Uluru National Park (now Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park) were handed back to the Anangu Traditional Owners.
This confidential Cabinet document provides details about the parliamentary process leading up to the 1967 Referendum.
This is the Aboriginals Ordinance Act 1911. This law, which applied in the Northern Territory, sets out the powers of the ‘Chief Protector’.
These maps show Norman B Tindale’s attempt to record First Australian language groups. They illustrate the diversity of these languages.
This photo shows First Australian children learning Bandjalang, an Indigenous language. This photo illustrates the revival of First Australian languages.
These records are the ‘Return of the Writ’ from the electorates of Braddon and Bass in Tasmania for the 1967 referendum.