Studying NT history informs our future 


Three recipients of a Northern Territory History Grant will contribute to understanding the future of the NT by studying its history.

Northern Territory History Grants have been awarded to 16 researchers, three of whom are associated with Charles Darwin University’s School of Creative Arts and Humanities.

Recipients of the 2008 Northern Territory History Grants were announced by the Minister for Arts and Museums, Marion Scrymgour, last week.

The Northern Territory History Grants program was established by the NT Government to commemorate self-government on July 1, 1978. 

In previous years, funding has been granted for historical research for a wide variety of media, including radio and written works, to help with costs of video, film or website production, and to conduct oral history interviews.

This year, senior lecturer in CDU’s Faculty of Law, Business and Arts, Dr David Bridgman, was awarded $5500 to research the work of architects who have contributed to the development of Darwin in the second half of the 20th Century.

PhD recipient from CDU’s School of Creative Arts and Humanities, Dr Bev Phelps was awarded $1800 to research tales from the field in Northern Territory Water Resources, from 1955 to the present day.

CDU PhD candidate Ted Ling received $800 to research the impact of Commonwealth Government policies on the Northern Territory pastoral industry from 1911 to 1978.