Education Services – School programs

Instill a life-long love of Territory history in your class by bringing them to the Northern Territory Library.

Bring your students to the Northern Territory Library in Parliament House and ignite a love of history and learning. 
    
Drawing on more than 300,000 items in our collections, including rare books, photographs, maps, posters and objects, our programs bring history to life. They are linked to key learning outcomes which complement the Australian Curriculum and will develop essential research skills.

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Current programs

Our current programs are aimed at primary school-aged students. They focus on two areas of Territory history that will inspire, challenge and engage learners. 

The Bombing of Darwin

Bring your class to the Northern Territory Library in Parliament House and jump back in time to 19 February 1942. It was just another beautiful wet season day, when Japanese bombers and fighters began their attack on Darwin, leaving much of the town in ruins.

From maps to rare photographs, students will explore a wide range of collection items to learn about some of the little-known stories and people who experienced the bombing of Darwin.

Territory Explorers

A place of endless horizons, the Territory has been home to Aboriginal people for thousands of years. But it was a strange and terrifying new place for the first European explorers entering it for the first time.

Bring your class to the Northern Territory Library in Parliament House and travel back to the frontier era of the Northern Territory. Students will explore a wide range of Northern Territory Library collections to learn some of the stories and characters of early European exploration.

Make an enquiry

To make an enquiry or to book a school program for your class, please email our Visitor Experience team.