Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) was established in 1964, and has continually sought to commemorate Australia’s Indigenous communities through research, education and preservation of these proud cultures. For 50 years, it has funded programs ensuring the enduring links between Indigenous peoples, their histories and broader Australian society.
AIATSIS has actively participated in documenting early Australian languages, setting guidelines for Indigenous research, and undertaking studies that ensure the health, wellbeing and social welfare of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.
This beautiful piece will be a symbol of unity and understanding between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures.
Coin’s reverse features the AIATSIS logo, surrounded by traditional Indigenous art motifs.
The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) to produce this coin celebrating 50 years of research, promotion and preservation of Indigenous societies. This beautiful piece proudly reflects the AIATSIS vision of “A world in which all Indigenous peoples’ knowledge and cultures are recognised, respected and valued.”