Expressions of Interest - Library & Archives NT Community Reference Group

Do you have a passion for Territory history and culture and the work of libraries and archives? 

Library & Archives NT's aim is to collect, preserve and share our rich and unique history and to support the Territory’s public library network. To make sure we are heading in the right direction we are creating a new Community Reference Group to hear what Territorians most need from us. Membership of the group is for a three year term.

EOI applications open Friday 14 February, close Monday 9 March 2020.


Chief Minister’s Northern Territory History Book Award 2020

Established in 2004 the Award recognises the most significant historical book about the Northern Territory published in the previous 12 months. The winner is announced at a Ceremony at the Library and receives $1,000.

The judging panel consists of three academics, historians and/or curators working in the field of Northern Territory history.

Submissions open: Monday 3 February 2020. Submissions close: Friday 13 March 2020.


Northern Territory Literary Awards 2020

The annual Northern Territory Literary Awards celebrate the unpublished work of Northern Territory writers in a range of categories. 

All writers across the NT, from our Red Centre to the Top End, whether experienced wordsmiths or just starting out, are encouraged to submit their work. Winners receive fantastic cash prizes, as well as a free annual membership and workshop with the Northern Territory Writers’ Centre.

Submissions open: Monday 30 March 2020. Submissions close: Monday 18 May 2020.

Visit our website for category details. 


Do you have a passion for Territory history and culture and the work of libraries and archives? 

In late 2019 two of the Territory’s major collecting institutions, the Northern Territory Library and Northern Territory Archives Service joined forces to create a new organisation - Library & Archives NT – with the continuing aim to collect, preserve and share our rich and unique history and to support the Territory’s public library network.

To make sure we are heading in the right direction we are creating a new Community Reference Group to hear what Territorians most need from us: what we should be collecting, how well our services are running, what events and exhibitions we might hold. 

We are now seeking expressions of interest from members of the community to join this group, which will involve four one hour meetings per year. Membership from all over the Territory is encouraged and participation by videoconference is supported. Membership of the group is for a three year term.

The 2020 Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award recognises the most significant historical book about the Northern Territory published in the previous 12 months. The Award is administered by Library & Archives NT. It is free to enter.

 To apply, your book must be a work on Northern Territory history, written in English, available for general sale, and published between 1 January and 31 December 2019.

Once you have completed this entry form you must post or hand-deliver four copies of your book to Library & Archives NT by the application closing date to:

Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award
Library & Archives NT
GPO Box 42
Darwin NT 0801


Breaches of any terms or conditions will render an entry ineligible.

Library & Archives NT