ATSIPHJ - AIATSIS Video's
Photographic treasures provide ‘landmarks’ for island culture
A visit last week to Thursday Island was a rare chance for Torres Strait Islanders to browse through thousands of archival and contemporary photographs and to hear hundreds of hours of audio recordings drawn from AIATSIS priceless collection.
AIATSIS holds the world’s largest collection of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander images in the world and was showcasing images and audio recording specific to the Torres Strait as part of its Return of Materials to Indigenous Communities (ROMTIC) program.
Over the four-day visit some 450 clients dropped in to view the materials and requested some 3000 items.
In particular, the visit focused on a collection of over 2500 colour and black and white images taken across the Torres Strait Islands in 1986 as part of the Institute’s publication After 200 Years.
- John Altman seminar 2013
- Seminar series 6th may 2013
A journey that starts with caring: one nurse in a medical school
Lisa Jackson Pulver and Elizabeth Layland
Indigenous Service in the Australian Defence Force - Gary Oakley
Gary Oakley, Australian War Memorial Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer
Seminar: 18/04/2013 – “Indigenous Service in the Australian Defence Force”
Beyond nursing and my dreams: a journey of opportunities and challenges - Ms Carmen Parter
Carmen Parter has been a registered nurse, registered midwife and a women’s health nurse practitioner. She has also held a number of policy roles in government, including in the areas of Aboriginal health, Aboriginal law and justice and Aboriginal child protection. In these various roles she has been a clinician, researcher, educator, policy/planning officer and both middle and senior manager.
In this seminar Carmen will share her personal story and talk about her career in nursing and midwifery and beyond. Importantly, she will discuss how her personal story and her nursing qualifications and experience formed a foundation for going beyond nursing and her dreams to influencing state and national Aboriginal health policy.
Human rights and the wellbeing of First Australians - Associate Professor Gracelyn Smallwood James Cook University
In this seminar, based on her PhD thesis, Associate Professor Smallwood will present a defence of what is popularly known as the ‘human rights agenda’ in Indigenous affairs, through the prism of the ‘non-wellbeing’ of Indigenous Australians and her family’s personal narrative. She will engage with the dominant intellectual commentary of figures such as Noel Pearson, Peter Sutton, Gary Johns and Keith Windschuttle, whom she argues ‘have colonised what passes for common sense in mainstream Australia’.
The seminar will focus on events as well known—or notorious—as the Hindmarsh Island Bridge affair and the Northern Territory intervention and on personal stories, such as those of Associate Professor Smallwood’s late nephew Lyji Vaggs and Aboriginal elder May Dunne. It will argue that a human rights agenda and true reconciliation is essential if the wellbeing of the First Australians is to be improved.
Informing Associate Professor Smallwood’s position is a lifetime of experience as a health professional in the areas of nursing, midwifery and mental health and as an advocate for Indigenous rights.
Gracelyn Smallwood AO, PhD, MSc, RN, RM began her extraordinary career as a nurse in Townsville, where she later co-founded the Townsville Aboriginal and Islanders Health Service. She worked with the late Fred Hollows in combating trachoma and led the campaign for HIV-AIDS awareness in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. Her work led to an invitation from Nelson Mandela to speak at a series of lectures in South Africa. She has been an adviser to both state and federal governments and is currently an Associate Professor and Indigenous Adviser to the Vice-Chancellor at James Cook University.
- IWD SEMINAR
THE NATIVE NURSES OF QUEENSLAND IN THE 1940s
There is a dearth of literature looking at the experiences of Aboriginal women who have undertaken formalised and recognised nursing qualifications at hospitals throughout Queensland; there is even less on the native nurses schemes administered on reserves and missions during the 20th century. Drawing on primary archival material and newpaper accounts of the time, this seminar explores a rich and new area of nursing history that is yet to be fully researched and documented.
- bamblett interview
- steady steady promo
Seminar 8 Stubbs Cannon
Rebecca Stubbs and Judith Cannon
AIATSIS Family History Unit
AIATSIS Seminar Series 2012/2
12.30pm, Monday 5 November 2012
The Mabo Room, AIATSIS, Lawson Crescent, Canberra ACT 2601
Improving the social and emotional wellbeing of both the returning individual as well as the family and community who had lost the individual
In this seminar we discuss the importance of records to the social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous people and the vital role of family history research in helping members of the Stolen Generations to reclaim their identity.
We discuss the work of the national Link-Up program and the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Family History Unit in reuniting families and re-establishing identity. In particular, we look at the role that the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index (ABI) plays in ‘bringing them home’.
- languages 6a
- early resistance2
- film mimi3 copy
- leadership 7
- connections land 2
- our worldview 1
- decision making 5 gapu
- native title 1 copy
- Health 3 miwatj
- activism 5 charlie perkins copy
- film 3 bran nue dae
- activism 7 little g copy