Artwork by Butchulla archivist and artist Rose Barrowcliffe in response to the Italian collections.
ABORIGINAL ARCHIVES IN ITALY
A Project to Create Spaces for Reciprocal Collaboration
We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of all land and waters of the country we now call Australia. We recognise that their sovereignty has never been ceded.
This online space was created to promote dialogue and facilitate collaborative research about archival records held in Italian institutions that contain information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples and histories. New records will be added as the project grows. Please refer to the 'About' section for more information on the rights of the material.
We inform visitors that the historical images in the digital archive show images, voices and names of Aboriginal peoples who have passed away. Many of the photographs and texts on the site relate to topics and events of colonisation and may include depictions that are offensive or racist in today’s context.