Northern Territory Archive Service
The NT Archives Service fulfils the dual role of providing cultural services to the community and administrative services to the Government. In this respect, the functions of the NT Archives Service include preservation of government and community archives, provision of public access to archives collections and the provision of records management policy, standards and advice relating to appraisal, disposal and the management of permanent records.
Archives Navigator, the online access point to the Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS) Archives Management System is now available. Visit Archives Navigator introduction page for more information.
News & Features
Archives in the Northern Territory are co-locating
During the period June to September 2013 the Northern Territory Archives Service is relocating from its premises in Cavenagh Street, Darwin, to the archives building already occupied by the National Archives of Australia, located in Kelsey Crescent, Millner. The two archives will then be operating from this one location.
During the period from 24 June to the end of September 2013, as archive collections are progressively moved, there will be some disruptions to face-to-face reference services.
Please see the Information Update for further detail.
If you have any queries regarding reference disruptions or the relocation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, phone NTAS (08) 8924 7653, or phone NAA (08) 8985 0300.
Records Disposal Freeze for Records relevant to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
The NT Archives Service and the NT Records Service have issued a records disposal freeze to protect records that may be relevant to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. All documents which may be relevant to the Royal Commission investigations must not be destroyed by NT public sector organisations.For further information regarding the freeze please see the attached Notice of Records Disposal Freeze relating to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
The value of Archives to the Community
Recently the Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS) sought input from the public about the value they placed on Archives. The feedback was very positive and formed the basis for a presentation called The Value of Archives to the Community.
In 2010 a significant acknowledgement of the value of Archives came with the United Nations Universal declaration on Archives, recognising the key role that archives play in administrative transparency, and democratic accountability, as well as the preservation of collective social memory.