State Library of Queensland
The State Library of Queensland has a variety of Indigenous published material and original material resources.
The One Search catalogue allow easy access the John Oxley Library collections, such as the names mentioned within the Norman Tindale Collection, the photographic collection, original material, oral history, to name a few. However there are other interesting material available on this site.
- One Search Catalogue http://onesearch.slq.qld.gov.au/ allows access to published material on a variety of Indigenous topics and images.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Queensland http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/atsi such as
- Margaret Lawrie http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/atsi/collections/lawrie and
- Norman TIndale http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/family-history/atsi/tindale
- Photographs relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community history
- Queensland Legislation http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/atsi/community-history/qld-legislation
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mission and Reserves http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/atsi/community-history/missions
- Indigenous Language http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/resources/atsi/languages .
- Online enquiry form (http://askslq.altarama.com/reft100.aspx?key=RefAtt) if you have a research enquiry (we will provide an answer within 10 working days).
AIATSIS (Australian Institution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Stuties)
I highly recommend that you visit Australian Institution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) http://aiatsis.gov.au/ as a first point of call. View the online tutorial to better understand the AIASIS systems http://aiatsis.gov.au/research/guides-and-resources/tutorials .
- Mur@ Library catalogue (http://www.aiatsis.gov.au/collections/muraread.html) an Indigenous culturally friendly catalogue, that will let you search by group and family names.
- Family history (http://aiatsis.gov.au/research/finding-your-family) view their family history kit (http://aiatsis.gov.au/research/finding-your-family/family-history-kit )
- The Aboriginal Biographical Index (ABI) (http://aiatsis.gov.au/research/guides-and-resources/aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-biographical-index) is compiled by an indexer who currently reads through books from the AIATSIS collection and creates records for the names of people mentioned in the them. There are about 70, 000 records in the ABI and it is being continuously updated from both historical and contemporary Australian Indigenous works. View also databases and indexes (http://aiatsis.gov.au/research/guides-and-resources/databases-and-indexes)
- Aboriginal language Map (http://aiatsis.gov.au/explore/articles/aiatsis-map-indigenous-australia ) site allows you to purchase the map represented in the Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia. This map was created using the published resources available between 1988 and 1994, the map attempts to represent language, tribal or nation groups of Australia’s Indigenous peoples.
Centre for Indigenous Family History Studies (http://www.cifhs.com/ )
This web site has material extracted from publically available archival records mentioned below. A worthy Internet site, but remember that the words used in these extracts are those that appear in the original documents, which could be offensive to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Some of the sources are from:-
(1) Births, Deaths and Marriages
(2) Auditor General Reports
(3) Aboriginal Trackers
(4) Colonial Secretary
(5) Education and School
(8) Gaols and Prisoners
(10) Health and Medical
(11) Police and Courts
(12) Protector of Aborigines Letterbooks
(13) Queensland Parliamentary Papers Marriages
(15) Settlements and Missions
(16) Torres Strait Islanders
Genealogy, Family History and Historical Societies (http://www.coraweb.com.au/society.htm ): Genealogical Societies are groups of people that are interested in family history records, within a specific location. These societies will research, collection and index local history. This Internet site has an alphabetical listing of Genealogical societies in accordance to the State or Territory.
Ancestors: Charts And Records (http://www.byubroadcasting.org/ancestors/charts/ ) Ancestor charts and records are a great way of keep track of family members. This Internet site provides a variety of genealogy charts and research aids for free download. Note that the files are in Adobe Acrobat™ format, but worth printing off if you are serious about doing your family history.
ABC online Indigenous (www.abc.net.au/indigenous/map/). The ABC has created an informative Indigenous Map resource based on the Aboriginal Language Map and Google map. There are two ways of searching this map, by the name of the group if you know it or by zooming into an area to see the name of the group. Information on local people is provided within this map. Write down all information and make a fact-sheet.
Queensland State Archives
(http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Resources/Pages/Indigenous.aspx) hold personal records about family and community generated by Department of Communities (ATSIS) and its predecessor agencies. You can check their online catalogue (http://www.archivessearch.qld.gov.au/Search/BasicSearch.aspx).
There is an Australian South Sea Islander resources pages http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Resources/Pages/Australian-South-Sea-Islander-resources.aspx
Online Index to South Sea Islander 1867-1908 http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Indexes/Other/Pages/SouthSeaIslanders.aspx
Online Index to Coloured labour and Asiatic aliens in Queensland 1913 http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Indexes/Other/Pages/Asiaticaliens.aspx
Bringing Them Home Index – National Archives of Australia ›
Indigenous indexes of some Indigenous government agencies are mentioned at http://www.archives.qld.gov.au/Researchers/Resources/Pages/Indigenous.aspx
Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history.