This map is a perfect take-home product for tourists and anyone interested in the diversity of Australia's First Nations peoples.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia is made up of many different and distinct groups, each with their own culture, customs, language and laws.
This map represents the general locations of these groups and their languages and more; but not exact or fixed boundaries. It serves as a reminder of the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia.
It was created in 1996 as part of the Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia and some of the information shown on the map remains contested today.
Explore this map and learn about the alternative spellings of names; and also the online interactive map and language databases on the AIATSIS website.
To reproduce this map or use it for other than personal use, apply for permission through Map Licensing.
This map attempts to represent the language, social or nation groups of Aboriginal Australia. It shows only the general locations of larger groupings of people which may include clans, dialects or individual languages in a group. It used published resources from the eighteenth century-1994 and is not intended to be exact, nor the boundaries fixed. It is not suitable for native title or other land claims.
David R Horton (creator), © AIATSIS, 1996. No reproduction without permission.
Map dimensions when flat:
- Small: 297 x 420 mm
- Medium: 594 x 841 mm
- Large: 841 x 1188 mm
Map dimensions when folded:
- Small: 105 x 150 x 1 mm
- Medium: 105 x 150 x 5 mm
- Large: 150 x 210 x 10 mm
The map was packaged very well and arrived soon after ordering. Very happy with the quality and service. Thank you.
Very detailed map. I actually bought two, one as a gift. I intend to frame mine. Delivery was prompt.
I bought the largest size map
For my partner and it arrived quickly and is absolutely beautiful!
I can’t wait to teach our sons all about it!
We will eventually have it framed and up on the wall!
I bought this map as part of our homeschooling and just love it. It’s beautiful and sparks so much curiosity, conversation, research and education. Plus shipping was quick and easy. Thank you for this wonderful resource
John + I went to Summer School here in Albany and met our great lecturer Vernice. The course was about Aboriginal History in Albany and very fascinating. Vernice only had a very small map and because we are interested we bought 2 maps, a big one and a smaller one. We gave the big Map to Vernice and she put it up in the Gallery in Albany. Thank you very much for such a great product and the fast delivery.