NT Collection

The Northern Territory Collection (NTC) has the most comprehensive range of published and unpublished material about the Northern Territory (NT) in the world.

The Northern Territory Library maintains the NTC to make sure it is the principal collection of materials relating to the NT. 

The collection includes historical and contemporary material regardless of language or format.

The NTC includes:

  • all published works relating to the NT
  • works published or printed in the NT
  • works with a Territorian as 'author'
  • works of significance to the NT.

Northern Territory Collection example

NTC Special Collection

Rare, fragile and significant works relating to the NT make up the NTC Special Collection. 

This treasured collection is securely housed in one of the NT Library's designated heritage rooms where environmental conditions are maintained at optimal preservation standards. 

These works can be viewed in the library following prior arrangement with Library staff and after completing a registration form.

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NTC Periodical Collection

Current and historical serials are collected and held by the Northern Territory Library. 

Journals, school newsletters, club magazines, show programs, phone and street directories and the records of a diverse range of community organisations are found in the NTC Periodical Collection.

The collection also includes: 

  • South Australian parliamentary papers 
  • annual reports of colonial administrators, past and present 
  • NT Newspapers 
  • calendars and tourist maps
  • electoral rolls
  • NT parliamentary records and legislation 
  • NT government gazettes 
  • local government reports
  • government and non-government annual reports.

NTC Periodical Collection example

NTC Audio-Visual

A comprehensive range of music and film produced in the NT or by Territorians is also actively collected by the Library and held in the NTC Audio-Visual Collection. 

All past and present formats are collected, including vinyl records, audio-cassette tapes, CDs, VHS videos and DVDs. 

You can view and play these formats using the TV monitors and listening stations in the library.

Search the Northern Territory Library catalogue for the NT collection.

NTC Audio-Visual example

Last updated: 28 November 2017