Territorians are invited to apply for Northern Territory (NT) History Grants to research and share NT history.
Territory residents, societies and community organisations are able to apply for up to $7,000, with a total funding pool of $58,000 per year.
The Northern Territory Government established the NT History Grants to commemorate self-government on 1 July 1978, and support original research that broadens community understanding of and engagement with NT history.
Previously funded projects include:
o Australian Indigenous oral histories, stories, song-lines, a website to feature a short series of traditional Indigenous ceremonial songs and song-line ‘history stories’ in new ways for a mainstream audience.
o Pushing Longshots: Bruce Litchfield, Architect, His Top End Years 1938-1948, a book seven years in the making paying tribute to the architect responsible for the Manbulloo Abattoirs, now a World War Two heritage site, the Katherine Museum and the first two tropical houses unique to Katherine.
o Japaljarri’s Journey, a printed book telling the history of Central Australia through the words of Walpiri man Japaljarri.
Territorians embarking on a Northern Territory history project within the next 12 months are encouraged to apply for a 2020-2021 History Grant.
Preference will be given to applications covering topics which have not been researched before or applications that propose a new approach if the topic has been researched before.
Grant funding will assist with associated expenses incurred in order to carry out research projects, including:
o Travel and accommodation
o Costs associated with printing and publication such as editing fees and design costs
o Stationery and consumables
o Incidental research fees
o Copying charges
o Interview fees