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South Metropolitan TAFE : Indigenous Studies: Getting Started

Welcome to our Library guide to indigenous studies resources.


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'Welcome to Country' Traditional Indigenous Ceremony

Overview of our resources

The Libraries provide students and staff with a variety of resources to assist with your study, research and assignments.

Books/Video : You can search our catalogue for books, ebooks, dvds, streamed video titles, cds

Journals : Journal and magazine titles that we collect in print along with electronic journal titles can be located in our Library catalogue or Supersearch. A broad search of articles in those magazines can be done using Supersearch

Databases : Our databases are collections of journal articles, conference papers, dissertations, theses, images, video, even ebooks.  Access our individual database collections directly via the Databases link on our Library website.  We list our databases and other electronic resources in an A-Z list or grouped by broad subject headings

Web links : Access current and reliable information from various Government and non-government websites related to your course.

Print Reference Materials

Reference materials such as dictionaries, handbooks and encyclopedias, are a good starting point to gain an overview of your subject area. Here are a few examples of print Reference Materials available in the Library that you may find useful:

Online Reference Materials

Click on the links below to access various online Reference Materials.

Aboriginal Flag

The meaning of the three colours in the flag, as stated by Harold Thomas, is:

  • Black - represents the Aboriginal people of Australia
  • Red - represents the red earth, the red ochre used in ceremonies and Aboriginal people’s spiritual relation to the land
  • Yellow disk - represents the Sun, the giver of life and protector


Torres Strait Islander Flag

The symbolism of the colours is:

  • Green - represents the land
  • Blue - represents the sea
  • White - represents peace
  • Black - represents the Indigenous peoples

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Library Technician

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Kirsten Nekrews
South Metropolitan TAFE
Carlisle Campus
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