Acknowledgements & disclaimers
The research project that resulted in this website was funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) as an ARC Linkage Project in which universities and industry partners worked together over three years, 2004-2007, to bring the project to fruition. All of the institutions and their staff were generous with their time and resources. Other libraries and museums also provided generous support and assistance.
The following organisations, individuals and families have contributed to the development of this site in many ways. These include providing and giving permission to use photographs and documents, providing advice regarding the development of the structure of the site, and being readers, editors and sometimes writers of the text.
This website would not have been possible without the support of the following individuals: Jill Abdullah, Robert Anderson, Karlene Appleton, Professor Bain Attwood, the Bilson family, Josie Briggs, Diane Clark, Dr Barry Christophers, Daguragu Community Council, Dr Bill Edwards, Dr Frank Engel, Dr Julie Fenwick, Winifred Hilliard, Jack Horner, Kukatja Community Council, Kathy Lothian, Bernadette Maher, the McGinness family, Professor Andrew Markus, Linda McBride, Robert Oke, the O'Shane family, Pauline Pickford, Dr Barrie Pittock, Professor Marian Quartly, Dr Liz Reed, Dr Jan Richardson, Professor Lynette Russell, Dianne Singh, Ian Spalding, Gillian Upton, Pat Whitla and Emil Witton.
Art Direction Creative, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, Battye Library, University of Western Australia, Library and Information Service of Western Australia, National Archives of Australia, National Library of Australia, Northern Territory Archives, Northern Territory Library and Information Service, Public Record Office of Victoria, Queensland Museum, State Library of Victoria, and State Library of New South Wales. The website is hosted by the National Museum of Australia.
This website contains many documents - letters, government files and reports, legislation - from the past. Some of the language used in these documents will be offensive; it reflects the usage of the times.
The content on this website was researched and written by Dr Sue Taffe as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) project. As is the case for scholarly publications in printed form, the selection of material, interpretations of events and opinions expressed on this website are the author's alone and do not represent the views of the publisher, the National Museum of Australia.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of material in this website at the time of publication in April 2008. Inevitably, as new evidence becomes available, understanding and interpretation will change. We welcome ongoing discussion and debate.
Conditions of use
The Conditions of use detailed on the main website of the National Museum of Australia apply to Collaborating for Indigenous Rights, a website developed and maintained by the Museum. For further details please read National Museum of Australia - Conditions of use on the Museum's corporate website.
Any comments sent for posting on the site may be edited for clarity, brevity or offensive language. As with Letters to the Editor in newspapers, every effort will be made to maintain the integrity of the comment.