Northern Territory Archives launches online history search

More than 2000 oral history interviews of Territorians can now be searched online with computer and mobile devices.

The Northern Territory Archives Service (NTAS) Oral History program collects and preserves oral histories that represent the depth and breadth of Northern Territory (NT) history for research purposes.

The oral history collection has grown since its inception in 1979 and includes oral histories collected by the NTAS, individual researchers and community heritage groups using oral history as part of their own projects.

Interviews have been collected from people of all walks of life and cultural backgrounds, reflecting the diversity of the NT.

The new Oral History Search allows users to search via keyword or name to find interviews relevant to their research and family history. Summaries of the interviews can be read online.

Oral history interviews can be accessed and listened to via the Reading Rooms of the Northern Territory Archives Service in Alice Springs and Darwin. Email with your request.

To access the new Oral History Search go to

For more information and help with using the online Oral History Search visit

Oral history search now available in the Territory
Oral history search now available in the Territory