ANU leads project to update Atlas of Indigenous Australia - announced May 2017
The Australian National University (ANU) will lead a two-year project to produce a second edition of the Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia.
Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt announced the project as part of the University's ongoing commitment to reconciliation and in commemoration and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum.
"I am pleased to announce that the ANU has entered into a collaborative partnership with the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Macquarie Dictionary Publishers to produce a second edition of the Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia," Professor Schmidt said.
"The Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research will lead the project over the next two years and oversee the revision and updating of chapters of the book."
The Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Culture and society through space and time
CAEPR is very pleased to post an introductory flyer (below) for the Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia edited by CAEPR researchers Bill Arthur and Frances Morphy. Published in November 2005, the Atlas has been an ongoing CAEPR project since 2002, and is the result of an active collaboration with Macquarie Library and Macmillan, with maps produced by the University of Sydney. Atlas authors came from CAEPR as well as from other parts of the ANU, the Australian Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Sydney University, University of Melbourne, Menzies School of Health Research, and Queensland University.
This Atlas is extremely comprehensive, providing a spatial and historic treatment of many subjects and is unique, both in Australia and internationally. It is now available in hardcover, and will be available online via Macquarienet in September 2006. The Atlas of Indigenous Australia will have great influence as a research and public education tool and I recommend it to CAEPR site users in the strongest possible terms.
Professor Jon Altman
All events take place in a space, and spaces tell us a story. The distribution of our activities forms patterns which make up a human landscape, and in turn that landscape is a window on our lives. With over 250 full-colour maps, this atlas provides a unique and easily accessible introduction to Australian Indigenous life—as it was in the past, as it has changed over time, and as it is today. It encourages the reader to think about how the effects of geography and spatial relationships mould and influence human societies and cultures through space and time. We invite you to use this atlas as a starting point for further exploration.
Bill Arthur & Frances Morphy
The Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia: Culture and society through space and time has been awarded the 2006 Australian Award for Excellence in Educational Publishing.