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Welcome to the Northern Territory Library. We have been enriching the lives of Territorians for over 30 years. Our services help Territorians connect with the past, contribute to the present, and learn for the future.
Specialised Tourism Services Winner at 2012 Australian Tourism AwardsThe Northern Territory Library has gone on to win a prestigious 2012 Australian Tourism Award, in the Specialised Tourism Services category.
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Dr Ella Stack
Friday 31 May 12:10pm
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House Darwin
Dr Ella Stack, Darwin’s first female Mayor in 1975, will share personal recollections of the days following Cyclone Tracy; stories of survival, ingenuity and the extraordinary decisions people made under extreme pressure.
At the time, Dr Stack begged and borrowed Health Department recording equipment to gather an extensive collection of personal stories and anecdotes about the cyclone and its effects. To safeguard the recordings, Dr Stack sent them to the National Library in Canberra, who faithfully transcribed the interviews. The fascinating accounts revealed now, thirty nine years later, provide the content for Dr Stack’s new book.
Thomas Burstow Rough Diary Recognised as Nationally Significant
A fascinating item in the Northern Territory Library collection is a unique handwritten diary by Thomas Burstow. The diary begins with the first Japanese bombing raid over Darwin on 19 February 1942 and continues up until 26 March 1942.
The diary is preserved in optimal conditions at NTL, with a high-resolution digital copy available online for ease of viewing and to protect the delicate original.
The national significance of the Burstow Diary was recognised on 14 May 2013, when it was officially accepted into the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Australian Memory of the World registry.
2013 Northern Territory Literary Awards
The Northern Territory Library is thrilled to announce the winners for this year’s Literary Awards, judged out of a fantastic field of over 300 entries from across the Territory.
Director of the NT Library, Ms Jo McGill, congratulated the winners at an awards ceremony at the Northern Territory Library on Thursday 16 May.
“This year we received some outstanding entries, including a variety of short stories, poetry, academic essays and performance writing,” Ms McGill said. View winners and shortlisted finalists of NT Literary Awards. View winners and shortlisted finalists of NT Literary Awards.
The Awards endeavour to cultivate a prosperous creative writing industry in the Northern Territory by recognising great talent; they have a further aim of fostering and inspiring a new generation of writers.
NTLanguages Anindilyakwa appNorthern Territory Library has released the NTLanguages Anindilyakwa app. A flash card language app for smart phones and tablets with 20 everyday words and phrases in Anindilyakwa and English.
The app was developed for the Anindilyakwa speaking community and English speaking workers and visitors to the Groote Eylandt region.
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