Online resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander family history research

Government resources

State Library of Queensland

Queensland State Archives

Community and Personal Histories, Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs

Community and Personal histories branch of Queensland Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Multicultural Affairs provides a free service to assist Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders access records relating to their family and community history.

State Library of New South Wales

The State Library of New South Wales' Australian Indigenous index, previously known as INFOKOORI, is an on-line searchable index to the Koori Mail (1991 onwards) and also indexes biographical information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples from various magazines.

State Library of Victoria

The State Library of Victoria has a wide ranging collection of material relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Victoria and throughout the country. They include books, manuscripts and photos. For more information look at Koori Victoria.

State Library of Western Australia

The State Library of Western Australia's Indigenous Family History webpages provide access to a number of online guides and resources specific to Western Australia as well as across the country.

National Library of Australia

National Library of Australia holds a wide range of indigenous material including Mura Gadi, an online guide to their collection of manuscripts, pictures and oral histories relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. You can also search for resources relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people through Trove.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)

AIATSIS has a number of useful resources and guides to assist Indigenous people with their family history research. This includes the following digitised items:

Non-government resources

James Cook University

Australian Cemeteries - Information about many Queensland cemeteries and headstone inscriptions

Australian Cemeteries index - A searchable index that provides access to headstone inscriptions and images from more than 650 cemeteries around Australia.

CoraWeb - family history and historical societies in Queensland, Australia

CoraWeb - useful websites for tracing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ancestry

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