This group promotes best practice for the collection and preservation of materials relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and supports employment of Indigenous library staff.

The group is part of a broader network sharing knowledge and developing common policies around community consultation, digitisation of Indigenous archives, and access to Indigenous materials.

In 2018 NSLA will develop strategies to strengthen Indigenous cultural competancy across our libraries.


Image: Generation One, State Library of South Australia

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Project updates 

Right Wrongs: reflecting on the 1967 referendum

26 May 2017

NSLA libraries have partnered with AIATSIS and the ABC to produce a digital exhibition chronicling the 1967 referendum and its legacy.

Meet the Indigenous project managers

6 March 2017

We spoke to Indigenous working group co-project manager Elizabeth Spencer about the upcoming Right Wrongs collaboration with the ABC and AIATSIS, and the group's other plans for 2017.

Right Wrongs – an online exhibition to mark the 1967 Referendum

18 July 2016

In 2017, NSLA libraries in Australia will celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the historic 1967 Referendum with an online exhibition, 'Right Wrongs'.


NSLA/IRCA Working Group: terms of reference

Representatives of the NSLA Indigenous Group and the Indigenous Remote Communications Association (IRCA) consider preservation strategies for a number of audiovisual collections currently held in remote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. (July 2015)