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Indigenous Services

We connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to share and celebrate stories of Indigenous Australia and help to locate them in the Library's collections. It's also where you can get advice on Indigenous matters and protocols related to the collection.


Koori Knockout photographed by Barbara McGrady

October 21st 2016

Aboriginal photographer Barbara McGrady photographed the Koori Knockout as part of the Library's Indigenous Collecting Strategy.

Paakantji Language HSC students visit to the Library

October 7th 2016

We were very excited to have visitors from the Menindee Central School (NSW) here at the Library, some of the first students in NSW to learn Aboriginal Languages as part of their HSC.

Internship Reflections - Marc Smith at Indigenous Services

September 23rd 2016

Marc Smith, a student at the University of Technology Sydney, shared his experience of his time as an intern with Indigenous Services

Collaboration with the Dharriwaa Elders Group

August 23rd 2016

The Indigenous Services team visited the Dharriwaa Elders Group in Walgett to talk about Indigenous collecting.

Makarrata at Milingimbi

August 19th 2016

Indigenous Services were invited to participate in an important ceremony in Arnhem Land (NT).

Collections and services

Indigenous services for public libraries

A strategy to encourage public libraries across NSW to build greater awareness, support and engagement with Indigenous peoples and communities.

Rediscovering Indigenous Languages

Browse Indigenous Australian language material from our collection.


Bayala is an Indigenous language database collection created by researcher Jeremy Steele.

Engage and share

Indigenous blog

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About us

About Indigenous services

The Indigenous Services team at the Library work to share and celebrate stories of Indigenous Australia and work closely with Indigenous communities.