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Department of Arts and Museums newsletter


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issue 20

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DEPARTMENT OF ARTS AND MUSEUMS NEWSLETTER 2 Staff News In 2015, Cheryl Philips celebrates 36 years working in the Northern Territory Public Service. Cheryl started work in 1979 with the Northern Territory Health Services (NTHS) Dental Services as a Dental Assistant at the Darwin Dental Clinic in Mitchell Street (now the Wisdom Bar). Cheryl worked with many Dental Practitioners in general and school dentistry, and did bush work with the dental mobile unit. Through the early 1980s work took her to pastoral stations and communities from the Western Australia to the Queensland border. She recalls how great an opportunity it provided her to discover the Northern Territory. In the late 1980s through to the 1990s, Cheryl moved into school dental clinics. During this period she recalls going on a school excursion as an auxiliary staff member to the Crocodile Farm with Moulden Primary to see Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Cheryl worked a total of 17 years with the NTHS Dental Services. In 1996, after a short time working at the Berrimah Farm Veterinarian Laboratory, Cheryl started work at the Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS). At NTAS, Cheryl has worked in all sections covering collections, government lending, reference, and administration in both the Darwin and Alice Springs offices. She recalls handling salvaged records after the 1998 Katherine flood. In 2015, Cheryl is now in the key role of administration officer for the NTAS covering corporate and facilities services. During her 19 years with the NTAS, Cheryl has seen many departmental changes and was part of Transport and Works, Department of Corporate and Information Services, Cheryl Phillips separating material to dry 2 March 1998 Department of Natural Resources, Environment, the Arts and Sport and finally this department. This was accompanied with many changes and adjustments. More recently Cheryl was part of the move to co-locate the NTAS with the Darwin Branch of the National Archives of Australia. Over the years Cheryl also worked after-hours with the Australian Bureau of Statistics on the last two Censuses and with the Electoral Commission for National and Territory elections. She also volunteered for the Darwin Festival, Darwin Symphony Orchestra and Arafura Games secretariat area. After all these years, I still enjoy working with the NT Public Service, and I still consider I have more to contribute. Encounters Exhibition Mary Blyth accompanied her mum Ningoldie Blyth and other community members to the Encounters Exhibition at the National Museum in Canberra on 2 December. The Exhibition features stories and works of art, displays and objects from 27 Indigenous Communities from across Australia. Mary is the CEs Acting Executive Assistant. Ningoldie Blyth with her daughter, Mary Blyth For me it was great to be a part of our group and to be there for mum and support all of us. The display was fantastic as were the ones from all the other communities. Its great that we are moving forward and its important for us to have had this opportunity to be able to share our culture and knowledge with both the National and British Museums and have their support. You can view more images from the exhibition opening on their Facebook page and website. http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/encounters

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