Sensitivity Message


It is a condition of use of the Pathways website and AIATSIS catalogue that users ensure that any disclosure of the information contained in the website or the catalogue is consistent with the views and sensitivities of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This includes:


Users are warned that there may be words and descriptions which may be culturally sensitive and which might not normally be used in certain public or community contexts. Terms and annotations, which reflect the author's attitude or that of the period in which the item was written, may be considered inappropriate today in some circumstances.

Deceased Persons

Users of the website or catalogue should be aware that, in some Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities, seeing images of deceased persons in photographs, film and books or hearing them in recordings etc may cause sadness or distress and in some cases, offend against strongly held cultural prohibitions.

Access Conditions

Materials included in this catalogue may be subject to access conditions imposed by Indigenous communities and/or depositors. Users are advised that access to some materials may be subject to these terms and conditions which the Institute is required to maintain.

I have read and understood the warnings given above. I agree to treat this material with sensitivity being aware that it may contain words or descriptions, which are not normally spoken of publicly. Having understood this, I wish to return to the Pathways website.

Updated October 2007