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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. 
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Valuable collection from former Darwin Lord Mayor Dr Ella StackDr Ella Stack

The Dr Ella Stack Collection has been generously donated by the former Lord Mayor and is the complete collection of her personal papers and research materials from nearly three decades of professional and community life in Darwin.

This treasure trove of Darwin history is an amazing donation from Dr Stack and one we are exceedingly grateful to receive as it offers a wonderful window into Darwin's transition from frontier outpost to the modern city we see today.

The Collection which is currently available at the Northern Territory Library contains hundreds of items including magazines, reports, surveys, correspondence, daily diaries, photographs, notes and monographs and other miscellany.

Talk EventPeter Garrett

Author Talk: Big Blue Sky: A Memoir by Peter Garrett 

Sunday 1 November 3:00 pm
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

A founding member of Midnight Oil, president of the Australian Conservation Foundation, member of Parliament and Minister, Peter Garrett has a longstanding connection with the Northern Territory. In his new memoir Peter writes about his lifelong mission to protect the environment and his connection with Aboriginal people, about his love for his family and his passion for our country.

Booking essential – https://goo.gl/UuYdT6

Queering the Library Archives
A discussion panel featuring the curators of PrideNT: Our Queer History

Sunday 10 October 2:00 pmPride NT
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, Darwin

Join curators Dr Dino Hodge, Koulla Roussos and Matthew van Roden in discussion on the role of libraries in collecting materials; community involvement in making history; and the importance of building a local archive for the Queer community. Bring along your photos, posters, diaries, memorabilia as library historian Dr Sam Wells talks about how the library manages its collections and how to donate to the Library.

Free event, open to the public.


NT Field Naturalists' Club Photographic Competition 2015 

Thursday 8 October - Thursday 29 October
Northern Territory Library, Parliament Housekakadu sunset

The Northern Territory Field Naturalists' Club is showcasing the best photographs of the Northern Territory's natural world.

Their recent photo competition called for photographs for five categories: Landscape, Flora, Fauna, Best Junior and Human Impact on Nature. The aim of this exhibition is to foster an appreciation of nature and showcase the best NT nature photographs. Darwin based professional photographers judged the competition, and winners' and entrants' photographs are on display.

Free exhibition, open to the public.

PRIDE NT: Our Queer History

Wednesday 30 September - Sunday 8 NovemberPride NT
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

PRIDE NT: Our Queer History, outlines the struggle of queer Territorians from the late 70s, through the HIV/AIDS pandemic of the 80s to the emergence of identity politics and gay liberation movements of the 90s, which sought law reform in the fight against social and institutionalised discrimination and homophobia. The exhibition includes artworks created by local queer artists in response to the historical content on display.

Free exhibition, open to the public.

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