Due to essential maintenance, access to some online services including the viewing of digitised items will be temporarily unavailable between 5 pm AEST on Sunday, 17 November and 8 am AEDT on Monday, 18 November 2019. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Indigenous Engagement

We connect with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to share and celebrate stories of Indigenous Australia and help to locate Indigenous Australians in the Library's collections.

Start your research accessing the Aboriginal Australians Family History Research Guide or  Ask a Librarian to get more assistance. You can also find more information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language material from the Library's collections searching the Rediscovering Indigenous Languages website or start your own journey with our Indigenous Languages Research Guide.   


New Collaboration with Jake Duczynski announced

The Library is thrilled to launch a new collaboration with Gamilaraay and Mandandanji artist and animator, Jake Duczynski, to create a unique digital artwork for Mukurtu, a new site aimed at making the Library’s Aboriginal collections more accessible.

Resources and Collections

Reconnecting Collections to Communities

The Library is working toward making its Aboriginal Historical Collections more digitally accessible. 

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.

My Weekend with Pop

My Weekend with Pop is an online storybook written and spoken in five Aboriginal languages from across NSW.

Rediscovering Indigenous Languages project

Browse Indigenous Australian language material from our collection.

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