Applications open for Northern Territory History Grants

Department of Tourism, Sport and Culture

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

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