Australia Native Races
There are two indigenous groups of people in Australia: the Aborigines and the Torres Strait Islanders. Neither groups had a written language; consequently, records generated about them are found in other sources listed in this outline such as biography, civil registration, and church records.
The library of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) contains records about indigenous people.
- By post:
GPO Box 553
Canberra ACT 2601
- Telephone: 02 6246 1111 (International +61 2 6246 1111)
- Facsimile: 02 6261 4285 (International +61 2 6261 4285)
- Make an Online enquiry
The Aboriginal Biographical Index indexes biographical information of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people mentioned in material, such as books, magazines and newspapers. Most of the resources are in the Institute's and are also found in the collections at the State Library of New South Wales.
Family History Library
Information about the native people of Australia is listed in the Place Search of the Family History Library Catalog under:
AUSTRALIA, [STATE] - NATIVE RACES