Great news for people researching Indigenous issues, The Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Studies (AIATSIS) has digitised the back archive of the ‘Koori Mail‘.
The Koori Mail, established in 1991 was Australia’s first wholly Indigenous owned fortnightly newspaper. AIATSIS has digitised more than 35,000 pages spanning the last 20 years and 500 editions of the paper.
The Koori Mail’s first edition was just 24 pages, all black and white (except for the masthead), and read by about 25,000 people. Today, the newspaper averages close to 100 pages, is alive with colour, and reaches more than 100,000 readers right around Australia every fortnight.