A Territory Story Exhibition

A Territory Story is a new, interactive exhibition that is a survey of the people, the places and the events that have shaped the Territory.

Visitors can expect to see a diversity of stories, from the story of Ayaigar, an Aboriginal man who received the Albert Medal from King George V, through to the wild, the quirky, the movers and shakers who led simply extraordinary lives.

The Northern Territory Library (NTL) developed A Territory Story in response to the strong community interest in Northern Territory history. The exhibition showcases the unique history of the Northern Territory and its stories to engage schools groups and cultural tourist.

NTL has worked to ensure A Territory Story does not replicate existing exhibitions, namely the Cyclone Tracy and the Bombing of Darwin, that are treated in depth by the Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory and the Defence of Darwin Experience respectively.

Exhibition development and timeline

Over the past two years A Territory Story has been developed in consultation with the community and has included extensive concept and content creation phases and design phases.

We are excited to announce that we are moving into the final stages of the three year project with the tender being released for the build and construction phase.

The build of the project will take place during the first half of 2018 with completion mid-2018.

Project updates

18 July 2018
Official opening of the Exhibition, Wednesday 18 July at 5:30pm. The public are invited to attend this free event, and are asked to register their attendance
From Thursday 19 July, the A Territory Story exhibition will be available to view during usual Library opening hours.

Mid March 2018
Construction of the A Territory Story exhibition commences.

12 February 2018
The Reference Collection and larger furniture will be relocated to offsite storage. Tables, chairs and sofas will remain in the space until construction commences.

5 February 2018
Our much loved Darwin Commemorative Wall Quilt will be temporarily relocated offsite to undergo conservation work. The Katoomba painting will be relocated to an alternate wall on level 2 of the library and some other artworks will be relocated offsite and will undergo conservation work.

More information

As the exhibition progresses through the build phase updates will be available through this website or the Northern Territory Library’s social media channels.

Facebook @NorthernTerritoryLibrary

Instagram and Twitter @NTLibrary

For more information email ntl.info@nt.gov.au or call 8999 7177.

Last updated: 13 July 2018

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