Welcome to Centre for Native Title Anthropology


The CNTA is based in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Social Sciences at ANU. It is funded from an Australian Government grant program through the Department of the Attorney General to deliver professional development to anthropologists working in the native title arena.

As of July 1 2021, Professor David Trigger will replace Emeritus Professor Nicolas Peterson as CNTA’s Director. Dr Julie Finlayson will remain as the Centre’s Research Fellow.

Our sector encompasses primarily anthropologists employed by Native Title Representative Bodies (NTRBs) and Native Title Service Providers (NTSPs), as well as consultant anthropologists working as in native title.


Updated:  5 December 2017/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications