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Aboriginal History is an annual peer-reviewed academic journal published as an open access journal by Aboriginal History Inc.[1] It was established in 1977 (co-founded and edited by Diane Barwick)[2] and covers interdisciplinary historical studies in the field of the interactions between Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples.[3] The Journal has been described as "... a flagship of the field of Australian Aboriginal history." [4]

Aboriginal History  
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DisciplineAnthropology, history, indigenous studies
Edited byIngereth MacFarlane, Liz Conor
Publication details
Publication history
Aboriginal History, Australian National University (Australia)
Standard abbreviations
Aborig. Hist.
ISSN0314-8769 (print)
1837-9389 (web)

The journal's scope includes the areas of Australian Indigenous history and oral histories, languages, biographies, bibliographic guides and archival research.[5] It has also brought previously unpublished manuscripts and research in the fields of Australian archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, demography, sociology, law and geography to the professional and wider public.[1] A focus on cultural, political and economic history is complemented by critiques of current events of relevance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and society.[6]

The journal is co-published by ANU Press, an open access academic publisher located at the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia. The journal is fully accessible online from the ANU Press website.

Aboriginal History Inc., the journal's publisher, also publishes monographs on a wide range of topics in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories. Since 2006 the monographs have been available through the website of open access co-publisher, ANU Press.


  1. ^ a b "Aboriginal History". Aboriginal History. Retrieved 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ Diane Elizabeth Barwick (1938-1986) Guide to Records University of Melbourne Archives
  3. ^ "Aboriginal History (JournalSeek)". Genamics JournalSeek. Retrieved 22 June 2013.
  4. ^ "Journal Review, 1977, pp. 228-231" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 23 March 2012.
  5. ^ The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
  6. ^ "Journal Review" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 27 July 2011.

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