Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) School of Creative Arts and Humanities featured prominently at the 2007 Northern Territory History Grants.
Ted Ling, Matthew Stephen and Terry Whitebeach of the School of Creative Arts and Humanities all received substantial grants which will enable them to undertake applied research in a variety of areas.
CDU professor of history and university representative on the Northern Territory History Grants Committee, David Carment, commented on the grants and their importance.
“The success of the CDU recipients this year reflects the important contributions made by CDU staff members and postgraduate students in the researching and writing of Northern Territory history,” he said.
“This work is especially vital at a time when the need to promote and expand the teaching of various aspects of Australian history and history's role in developing national identity continues to be emphasised on a national stage.”
PhD student Ted Ling received a $1,400 grant to research the impact of Commonwealth Government policies on the Northern Territory pastoral industry, 1911-1978.
PhD student Matthew Stephen was recognised with a $2,500 grant to research and present Larry Donnison’s images of Darwin, 1914-1920.
PhD graduate Terry Whitebeach received a $4,000 grant to research a biography of Rosalie Kunoth Monks.
Former CDU staff member Bill Wilson was recognised with a $4,000 grant to research the history of the NT Police Special Branch and its successor, the Criminal Intelligence Unit.
The Northern Territory History Grants are awarded annually and were founded many years ago to commemorate Northern Territory self-government. They provide funds for original research on topics in Northern Territory history and are administered by the Northern Territory Archives Service.