Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander library collections and services are a fundamental part of the State Library's core business and we operate under national policies for the management of Indigenous services and collections.
The State Library of South Australia acknowledges and respects Aboriginal people as the state’s first people and nations, and recognises Aboriginal people as traditional custodians and occupants of South Australian land and waters.
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The State Library holds a number of significant Indigenous anthropological archival collections, including the Mountford-Sheard collection.
Find out how to explore our Indigenous Collections.
Find out about the protocols we have adopted, the digital repatriation policy, the conditions of use for the Indigenous Collections including copyright, seek permission to publish or order a copy, cultural clearance and timeframes.
View the protocols, policy and conditions of use.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) is a world-renowned research, collections and publishing organisation. They promote knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, traditions, languages and stories, past and present.
Find research assistance, subject guides and useful resources on a range of subjects.