FAQ

Why are some cultures missing?

We strive to generate our content as fast as possible. However, there are limitations to the amount of profiles we can produce each year. Presently, there are over 70 cultural profiles published on the Cultural Atlas. These cultures represent the biggest migrant populations settled in Australia according to the 2016 Housing and Population Census. Subsequent cultural profiles appear on the site in order of the size of their migrant population in Australia.

We follow this schema to avoid the appearance of favouritism for one culture over another whilst the content is still being developed. However, some cultural profiles may be published sooner than others as cross-cultural organisations and community members facilitate fast-tracked development of the relevant cultural information. If you or your organisation would like to similarly help develop information for a particular cultural profile, please contact us here.

Is the Cultural Atlas finished?

The Cultural Atlas is a work in progress. The information is constantly being reviewed, updated and expanded, with new cultural profiles being developed and added. We invite our readers to be part of this process.

While all published content has been extensively reviewed, we acknowledge that culture is deeply subjective and also constantly evolving. Therefore, content is subject to change upon feedback and verification. We encourage you to contribute your thoughts regarding the site’s content by visiting the Feedback page.

How do you write a cultural profile?

All content in the Cultural Atlas is the result of a collective effort between experienced researchers, editors, translators and members of the Australian community from diverse backgrounds, identities or familiarities.

As part of our approach, researchers seek the input of informed community members by conducting interviews. This ensures all information is verified by those identifying with each culture or religion. Every resource is then reviewed by multiple third-party experts and editors.

Our engagement with predominantly Australian-based community members and researchers means that some content within The Cultural Atlas may reflect an Australian context. However, the information is designed to be relevant to all.

We would particularly like to acknowledge the contribution of these community members and organisations throughout Australia, who took the time and effort to share their knowledge and lived experience of each culture and religion. See the list of collaborators.

How can I get involved?

If you identify with a particular culture and would like to be involved in the development of it's profile for the Cultural Atlas, please let us know. The knowledge shared by community members helps refine and improve the resource to a great extent.

Please contact us. We always welcome collaboration and contribution.

Have another question?

Feel free to contact us and one of the Cultural Atlas staff will get back to you as soon as they can.

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