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Announcements | 7 Apr 2017

The Government is supporting celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum with $2.5 million in grants for local councils.

Every local council is eligible for a one-off $5,000 grant to partner with a local Indigenous organisation for celebrations marking these anniversaries during National Reconciliation Week (27 May – 3 June 2017).  

The funding is an opportunity for local councils to work in partnership with a local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisation.

Head and shoulders shot of Indigenous man dressed in police officer’s uniform.
Stories | 5 Apr 2017

Joining the Queensland Police Force in 1965, Dr Colin Dillon displayed courage and determination in the face of entrenched racism, not only from other police, but also from his own people who declared him to be a “Sell-out” and “Traitor”. His determination saw him become a role model for other Indigenous people wanting to join the police force and a trail- blazer in breaking down racist barriers.

Announcements | 28 Mar 2017

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Dan Tehan is calling for descendants of Indigenous Australian soldiers who took part in the Battle of Beersheba and the Sinai-Palestine campaign to take part in an oral history project.

Announcements | 24 Mar 2017

A repatriation ceremony was held at the Australian Embassy in Berlin last night to respectfully acknowledge the unconditional return of three Indigenous ancestral remains from German institutions.

Announcements | 24 Mar 2017

Two new exhibitions at the National Archives shine light on Indigenous Australians at war and the prejudice they faced at home when they returned – Facing Two Fronts: the fight for respect and Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present.

Announcements | 23 Mar 2017

The history, culture and achievements of First Australians will be celebrated through a $1.4 million Coalition Government grants round that will support events to be held as part of NAIDOC Week activities in July.

Photograph of an elderly woman wearing glasses and a white top, she is sitting on a wooden dining chair. Behind her is a bookshelf, and next to her is a plant.
Stories | 9 Mar 2017

2017 Senior Australian of the Year, Sister Anne Gardiner is a deserving winner of the award after serving Tiwi Islanders for 50 years and establishing the Patakijiyali Museum for the preservation of Tiwi history, language and culture.

Announcements | 8 Mar 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, for me a day to pause and celebrate the outstanding achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women across the country.

Announcements | 3 Mar 2017

The National Museum is hosting a series of events, including a new exhibit and the launch of a charitable trust, to celebrate the work of artist Albert Namatjira, his community and descendants.