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Darwin Fridge FestivalEvening Event

Darwin Fridge Festival Public Forum

4:30pm Thursday 30 October
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House 

Darwin Fridge Festival encourages people to make recycled art using old refrigerators and turn them into pieces of art. The festival's motto in 2014 is: "Be a part of it, make art" and "Anyone can participate".

How do we make people more aware of sustainability and other environmental issues through arts? Can we attract people's attention to important causes through arts activities? How do we motivate people to participate?

Speakers are from Charles Darwin University, Environment Centre NT, Darwin Community Arts and individual artists from Darwin and Timor-Leste.

Free event, open to the public.

Charles Darwin University Logo2014 Annual History Colloquium in Darwin 

Saturday 1 November 2014
 The Theatrette, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

The 2014 Annual History Colloquium is coordinated by Dr Steven Farram of the School of Creative Arts and Humanities at Charles Darwin University in collaboration with colleagues from the Australian National University and the Professional Historians Association (NT).

As in previous years, the 2014 colloquium provides an opportunity for postgraduate students in History and members of the partner organisations to present and discuss their research projects.

The program can be accessed through the CDU Events Calendar. For more information, please contact Steven Farram: (08) 8946 6865 or steven.farram@cdu.edu.au

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. Activist Bill Day worked with Larrakia people and 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.