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Darwin Festival – In Conversation

in conversation - evolution of placeEvolution of Place:  Australian Narratives in Focus 

12:30pm Friday 22 August
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

Brown's Mart Theatre's Sean Pardy is joined by Tom E. Lewis from The Shadow King and Artistic Director of Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) Fraser Corfield  to look at developments in Australian theatre that reflect an evolving sense of our complex relationship to this land.

Free event, open to the public. For more information phone (08) 8999 7177


Behind the Lines 2013Behind the lines

 8 August – 7 September
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

The traveling exhibition, Behind The Lines 2013 was created by the Museum of Australian Democracy and celebrates Australia's wonderful tradition of political cartooning. Published in newspapers, journals and online, cartoons are part of the public record of a nation's political life. Each cartoon is a snapshot of the major events including the Federal Election and personalities through 2013.  With wit and wisdom they provide an opportunity to reflect on the state of Australian politics and expose the robust nature of Australian democracy in action.

Free exhibition, open to the public.

Origin of a CityOrigin of a City

14 August – 26 September
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House 

'Origin of a City' is a collaborative exhibition between the Northern Territory Library and Darwin artists Gary Lee, Michelle Culpitt and Regis Martin. The exhibition explores mapping and naming practices, and how the city of Darwin got its name. Also screening is a short documentary film produced by Emma Masters. Curated by Koulla Roussos and staff at Northern Territory Library.

Origin of a City Exhibition is very fortunate to also include a map documenting Larrakia sites in Darwin Harbour. The map is a work in progress and is part of a mapping project conducted by the Larrakia Rangers and Cultural Knowledge Unit at the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation.

Free event, open to the public

Victoria SettlementHeritage Photographic Exhibition

19 August – 1 September
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

View the winning photographs and shortlisted entries winners of the Heritage Photographic Competition, run by the Department of Lands, Planning and the Environment  and the National Trust of Australia, Northern Territory. The competition encouraged people of all ages to photograph heritage-listed places in the Northern Territory; or places which people value, and think should be retained for the benefit of future generation. Entries included old historic buildings, shipwrecks, Aboriginal archaeological sites and places of natural significance.

Free exhibition, open to the public.

yourtutor  - Help with Lifelong Learning yourtutor

The majority of school students use their library to complete homework, with students wanting their library to be both an online and offline space to support their studies.

Library members have access to yourtutor which provides one-to-one, live, on-demand student help for all core school study; English, writing, research, maths, science, business studies, and more.

yourtutor is flexible and convenient, with the expert online staff tailoring every conversation to the needs and pace of individual students. All that members need to access this personalised tutoring service is their library member card.

View a list of available Online Exhibitions


All  events will be held at the Northern Territory Library, Parliament House, unless otherwise specified.

For further enquiries and bookings, contact the library on (08) 8999 7177 or Freecall - 1800 019 155  or email ntl.info@nt.gov.au

The library reserves the right to cancel programs. Where possible, prior notice of cancellations will be given.