Family history

The Territory is a place of many different peoples. 

The cultural and trade routes of Aboriginal families crisscross the country. The stories have been sung for millennia and are a vital part of Aboriginal culture today. 

Others have come to the Territory in more recent years. Their stories too, are a part of the cultural landscape of the region.

The route taken by John McDouall Stuart north from the Centre to the Arafura Sea became the path of the Overland Telegraph Line. The line passed through Repeater Stations at Alice Springs, Tennant Creek, Katherine and finally Port Darwin.

Remembering Territory Families gives voice to the people not usually heard in conventional narratives of Territory history and lets us hear stories of everyday life in the Territory from some of the people who call this place home.

Go to the Remembering Territory Families online exhibition.

Last updated: 28 November 2017