National Collections and Resources for Indigenous Family History


  • Australian Institute for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) Family History Unit
    AIATSIS holds a large collection of material about and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders from all corners of Australia. Their website offers an online catalogue, information guides, virtual exhibitions and much more.
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index
    With over 35,000 entries, AIATSIS' Aboriginal Biographical Index aims to provide a brief biographical entry of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people referred to, or depicted in published or unpublished material held in the Institute’s collections. As well as searching by personal name, you can also search by place name, language group, and more.
  • National Library of Australia - Mura Gadi Catalogue
    Mura Gadi is a guide to material in the National Library of Australia relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It aims to provide an online pathway to these significant collections of archival materials held by the National Library as well as direct links to digitised copies of materials.

Western Australia

South Australia

Northern Territory

  • Territory Stories
    Territory Stories is a repository of historical and culturally significant digital objects which have been made accessible to the public. In addition to documents and photographs, the site accommodates a range of formats including audio and video and allow users to contribute their stories.
    The website includes PictureNT, StoryNT, and History NT.


New South Wales


  • Finding Your Story
    A resource guide for finding the records of the Stolen Generation in Victoria
  • My Heart is Breaking
    A joint guide to records about Aboriginal people in the Public Record Office of Victoria and the Australian Archives, Victorian Regional Office.
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