Before you view this collection, please read the important sensitivity information on the About page.


We are making a national resource for Indigenous health and heritage, which is based on our collection of biological samples, genome data and documents from Indigenous communities in many parts of Australia. You can find out more about NCIG and its collections at

Information in these collections tells two kinds of stories.

We are working with Indigenous communities to decide how to tell the stories of the people who are represented in the collection. We do not make personal information available, but the website lets you know what collections we have and how to contact us if you want to know more.

There is also the story about how the collection was made and how it can be useful to researchers and other people.

This website helps to tell this second story by making some records and documents from the collection openly available. There is information about the people who collected the samples and made the records, why they carried out their studies, the places they visited and some of the results of their studies.

All NCIG activities are conducted in accordance with the Governance and Ethics Framework established by NCIG's Indigenous Governance Board.

Be careful how you look at the photographs on this website. You might see family who have passed away.

Digital Collections

  • Newspaper Article

    Newspaper Article

  • Genealogy


  • Map


  • Story


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