Northern Territory Library Hosts Exhibition Of A Great Top End Story

Northern Territory Library Hosts Exhibition Of A Great Top End Story

Northern Territory Minister for Tourism & Culture Lauren Moss

A Territory Story Exhibition Now Open

Victor P Taffa

After 3 years of planning, curating and construction, an exhibition sharing the incredible stories of Territorians has come to life at the Northern Territory Library.

Minister for Tourism & Culture Lauren Moss said A Territory Story delves into Northern Territory history through the lenses of ten themes including Larrakia Country, Courage, Tracks and Mapping, All Aboard, Territory Made, Home, Check it out!, Territorians, Darwin and Territory Classics.

“This exhibition looks incredible and is a fantastic way for visitors and locals to see and listen to the stories that make up our unique way of life.” Minister Moss said.

“It showcases the people, places and events that have shaped the Territory, offering a new attraction in the heart of the city.”

“Exhibition complements the existing cultural and historical offerings in Darwin, such as the Cyclone Tracy exhibit at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and the Bombing of Darwin story at the Defence of Darwin Experience.” Minister Moss said.

This exhibit is part of the Northern Territory Government’s efforts to revitalise the Darwin CBD and create jobs and is set to be an attraction for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Department of Tourism and Culture, Senior Director of Northern Territory Library and Archives, Patrick Gregory, has extended a heartfelt thanks to all the people who have been part of making this exhibition a reality.

“Whether as collection donors, proof readers, fact checkers or readers this exhibition would not have the same level of depth and personal stories without these contributors.” Mr. Gregory said.

“While this exhibition is for everyone to enjoy, we feel this exhibition belongs to the people of the NT. The stories throughout the exhibition are theirs and we are grateful for the chance to use the library collection to share these stories.”

Official launch is from 5:30-7:30 pm on Wednesday 18 July with the general public invited to join the celebrations.

A Territory Story is a permanent exhibition and will be open to the public during Library opening hours.

Construction contract was awarded to local company C & R Constructions Pty Ltd.

 

Abbreviations:

NT                   Northern Territory