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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.

Land RightsLand Rights Petition

22 September – 16 November
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House

The Northern Territory Library will be displaying a copy of a unique 1972 Land Rights Petition. The petition, signed by 1,000 Aboriginal people from across Australia, is one of the most important documents in the history of the struggle for land rights. Non-Aboriginal activist, Bill Day, worked with the Gwalwa Daraniki Association in Darwin, to create the petition which was posted to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The petition, now held and carefully restored by the National Archives of Australia, called for land rights and political representation for the Aboriginal people of Australia.

Free event, 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.

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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.