Torres Strait Islands

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An online guide to manuscripts, pictures and oral histories relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders held in the National Library of Australia. There are online index searches, searches by region and links to digitized copies of the material if available.  
 
An online guide to manuscripts, pictures and oral histories relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders held in the National Library of Australia. There are online index searches, searches by region and links to digitized copies of the material if available.  
  
[http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/indigenous-australia/index.aspx National Archives of Australia Indigenous Australia]
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[http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/explore/indigenous-australia/index.aspx National Archives of Australia Indigenous Australia]  
  
This site details records held for the Northern Territory and Victoria plus details of government policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. There is information on the Bringing Them Home name index (not online) and links to online fact sheets, research guides, books and relevant websites.
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This site details records held for the Northern Territory and Victoria plus details of government policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. There is information on the Bringing Them Home name index (not online) and links to online fact sheets, research guides, books and relevant websites.  
  
National Archives of Australia Shop Research Guides include [http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/bookshop/index.aspx Tracking Family: A Guide to Aboriginal Records Relating to the Northern Territory.] This is available as a PDF file.
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National Archives of Australia Shop Research Guides include [http://www.naa.gov.au/about-us/publications/bookshop/index.aspx Tracking Family: A Guide to Aboriginal Records Relating to the Northern Territory.] This is available as a PDF file.  
  
[http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Aboriginal.html Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library] by Dr T Matthew Ciolek. This Internet guide to Aboriginal studies has links to hundreds of specialist information sites. A site search engine available.
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[http://www.ciolek.com/WWWVL-Aboriginal.html Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library] by Dr T Matthew Ciolek. This Internet guide to Aboriginal studies has links to hundreds of specialist information sites. A site search engine available.  
  
 
[http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/pmackett/web/index.html Australian Aboriginal Genealogy Resources<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1283216869765_159" />] by Paul Mackett provides access to extracts and transcripts from a wide range of publically available documents and records such as birth, death and marriage indexes, prison records and mission records.  
 
[http://mc2.vicnet.net.au/home/pmackett/web/index.html Australian Aboriginal Genealogy Resources<span id="fck_dom_range_temp_1283216869765_159" />] by Paul Mackett provides access to extracts and transcripts from a wide range of publically available documents and records such as birth, death and marriage indexes, prison records and mission records.  
  
[http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/statuepark/620/index.html Indigenous Australians at War] by Garth O'Connell. A site dedicated to Indigenous Australians who served in war and peacetime. Includes bibliography, roll of honour, photographs, links and more.
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[http://www.fortunecity.com/meltingpot/statuepark/620/index.html Indigenous Australians at War] by Garth O'Connell. A site dedicated to Indigenous Australians who served in war and peacetime. Includes bibliography, roll of honour, photographs, links and more.
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[http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/about/who/orgchart/ils State Library of Queensland's Indigenous Library Services]. This site offers information on major resources held, available guides, electronic resources and other related Internet sites.
  
 
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=== Jurisdictions  ===

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Contents

  Australia

The Torres Strait Islands are situated off the Cape York Peninsula. More than 100 islands make up the Torres Strait Islands, stretching from the peninsula north to the Papua New Guinea border.
 

Getting Started with Torres Strait Islands research

This portal will provide links to articles about general research topics. 

 Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Family History Unit, offers assistance with tracing Indigenous heritage. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index is available online. There is a family history information kit available plus family history guides, Indigenous family history guides and other related services.

Mura Gadi

An online guide to manuscripts, pictures and oral histories relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders held in the National Library of Australia. There are online index searches, searches by region and links to digitized copies of the material if available.

National Archives of Australia Indigenous Australia

This site details records held for the Northern Territory and Victoria plus details of government policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs. There is information on the Bringing Them Home name index (not online) and links to online fact sheets, research guides, books and relevant websites.

National Archives of Australia Shop Research Guides include Tracking Family: A Guide to Aboriginal Records Relating to the Northern Territory. This is available as a PDF file.

Aboriginal Studies WWW Virtual Library by Dr T Matthew Ciolek. This Internet guide to Aboriginal studies has links to hundreds of specialist information sites. A site search engine available.

Australian Aboriginal Genealogy Resources by Paul Mackett provides access to extracts and transcripts from a wide range of publically available documents and records such as birth, death and marriage indexes, prison records and mission records.

Indigenous Australians at War by Garth O'Connell. A site dedicated to Indigenous Australians who served in war and peacetime. Includes bibliography, roll of honour, photographs, links and more.

State Library of Queensland's Indigenous Library Services. This site offers information on major resources held, available guides, electronic resources and other related Internet sites.

Jurisdictions

Badu Island - 824
Mer Island - 458
Saibai Island - 337
Boigu Island - 321
Dauan Island - 144
Erub Island - 287
Hammond Island - 212
Iama Island - 294
Kubin (Moa Island) - 187
Mabuiag Island - 238
Poruma Island - 165
St Pauls (Moa Island) - 220
Ugar Island - 90
Warraber Island - 228
Yorke Island - 293

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