Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Centre for Indigenous Family History Studies

This web site provides a resource for those people researching their Aboriginal heritage. The material on this site has been extracted from publicly available records in various state and federal archives throughout Australia. The words used in these extracts are…

Boodjar Nyungar Placenames – Western Australia

These place names cover the general area south of Geraldton and west of Esperance and Nungarin in the South-West of Western Australia. This website provides the history and meanings of the indigenous placenames in the area.

People Australia

People Australia is an initiative of the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University. It contains stand-alone biographies. It also searches all of the National Centre of Biography’s biographical websites Australian Dictionary of Biography, Obituaries Australia, Women Australia,…

Adoption and Forgotten Australians

A family history research guide, by the State Library of Victoria, for adopted people, Forgotten Australians and child migrants.TIP: Check state libraries and state archival repositories for similar guides

Aboriginal Placenames

The book Aboriginal Placenames: Naming and re-naming the Australian landscape, edited by Harold Koch and Luise Hercus, co-published with Aboriginal History Inc, 2009, is available in printed form or as a free download.


An index to the Koori Mail from May 1991 to current. There is also an index to biographical information from Our Aim (1907-1961), Dawn (1952-1969), New Dawn (1970-1975) and Identity (1971-1982). Digitised copies of the Koori Mail (1991-current), Dawn and…

State Records of South Australia

State Records of South Australia has links to an A-Z for researchers; Aboriginal services; fact sheets; family history information; indexes and special lists plus passenger lists. Some records are freely available online at FamilySearch. Use the indexes on this site…

Queensland State Archives

Select Explore our collection > More ways explore. Use the categories listed to access online indexes and original records if available. • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders • Australian South Sea Islanders • Business • Convicts and early settlers •…