Stories from Our Elders

Wednesday, 5 July, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Event Details

  • Date
    Wednesday, 5 July, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Location
    Northern Territory Library (inside Parliament House)
  • Cost
NAIDOC Week event - Stories from Our Elders

Celebrate this year’s NAIDOC Week at the NT Library with Stories from Our Elders an event featuring a collection of stories from some of the Top End’s most revered First Nations Elders as told through family member recollections and oral history recordings.

Experience the music of Valentine McGinness followed by an entertaining journey through the lives of Elders Daisy Ruddick, Basilio (Babe) Damaso, Gerry Blitner and Jane Christophersen, each recollection lead by their daughter, granddaughter or son.

Hear from professional historians, Charlie Ward and Matthew Stephens, about the importance of building and maintaining oral history collections and learn how you can contribute your own oral history to the Library & Archives NT’s collection.

The recording of this event is now available on Territory Stories. Click Here to watch.

CAUTION: Images of deceased family members.
Images from Top (Clockwise): Jane Christophersen, Basilio (Babe) Damaso, Gerry Blitner, Daisy Ruddick.