Welcome to Ara Irititja
Ara Irititja means ‘stories from a long time ago’ in the language of Anangu (Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara people) of Central Australia.
The aim of Ara Irititja is to bring back home materials of cultural and historical significance to Anangu. These include photographs, films, sound recordings and documents. Ara Irititja has designed a purpose-built computer archive that digitally stores repatriated materials and other contemporary items.
Anangu are passionate about protecting their archival past, accessing it today and securing it for future generations.