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Aboriginal people have a spiritual connection with the land, which is passed down in stories, songs, ceremony and art. Aboriginal culture is more than 60,000 years old. The Northern Territory Library supports the preservation of Indigenous culture and heritage through its award-winning Libraries and Knowledge Centres Program. The program includes a local database called 'Our Story', which enables Indigenous communities to store and make accessible photographs, videos, sound recordings and other documentary items relating to their culture. The program operates at sixteen remote Libraries and Knowledge Centres across the Territory.

'Our Story' enables community members to connect with their history in a simple and direct manner. It provides a measure of ownership over local historical and cultural records and brings more people into the local library, where they can access a range of services designed to promote literacy and lifelong learning.

Many historic Aboriginal images, including these selected, are contained in the 'PictureNT' collection, housed in the 'Territory Stories' repository.

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Picture courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox.

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