The Macquarie Atlas of Indigenous Australia
This is a broadly-based atlas that is an introduction to the spatial analysis of indigenous Australians, with an emphasis on European contact to the present time. The atlas will feature about 100 maps ranging across various historical, social, cultural, political and environmental themes. The atlas is being produced by the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy and Research (CAEPR) at the Australian National University, in conjunction with a number of noted scholars in the field of Aboriginal studies. The editors from CAEPR are Bill Arthur and Frances Morphy. The text will be illustrated with photos, insets, charts and diagrams. Each chapter will be written by an expert in the field and the data supplied by them will be converted to digital maps by the Spatial Science Innovation Unit at the University of Sydney. They will feature in a section of MacquarieNet devoted to Indigenous Studies where users will have the opportunity to overlay maps of their choice. They will also have the complete resources of MacquarieNet to back up any search related to a map with information drawn not just from the text of the chapters but from all relevant information available at the site.