Strehlow Research Centre

Strehlow Research Centre

The Strehlow Research Centre was built by the Northern Territory Government to safely house the Strehlow Collection which is used as a cultural resource by aboriginal people, academic researchers and interested members of the general public when appropriate and, if necessary, sanctioned by aboriginal elders.

Address: 
Alice Springs Cultural Precinct, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs, NT
Tel: 
0889511111
Hours: 
9am-4pm weekdays
Admission: 
n/a
Facilities: 
Research facilities, reference library.
Collection: 
The Strehlow Research Centre, established in 1991 under the Strehlow Research Centre Act, serves as a keeping place for cultural material relating to the aboriginal people of central Australia. The collection was accumulated between 1932 and 1978 and reflects both a sacred and open range of artefacts, including film, photographs, texts, maps, genealogies, correspondence and ceremonial objects.
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diary page

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detail
Creator:
TGH Strehlow
Description:
The diaries of ethnographer and linguist TGH Strehlow
Date:
c1932-1970

TGH Strehlow kept detailed diaries all his adult life, cataloguing the the culture of the Arrernte people of central Australia.

Diaries

Creator:
TGH Strehlow
Description:
The diaries of ethnographer and linguist TGH Strehlow
Date:
c1932-1970

TGH Strehlow kept detailed diaries all his adult likfe, cataloguing the culture of the Arrernte people of central Australia.

Photograph

Creator:
Unknown (possibly TGH Strehlow)
Description:
Mono photograph of TGH Stehlow with his camels during an expedition in the western desert area of the Northern Territory.
Date:
1935-1940

One of a large collection of monos and colour photographs from the Strehlow Collection

Camera

Thornton Pickard

Thornton Pickard
Creator:
Commercially manufactured item
Description:
Glass plate negative Thornton Pickard Camera
Date:
1930s-40s

During the 1930's and 1940's, TGH Strehlow used this camera to photograph the people and places of the Northern Territory.

Hair ornaments

Creator:
Arrernte people
Description:
Traditional hair ornaments of the western desert area of the Northern Territory.
Date:
pre 1936

Made of wood and red cockatoo feathers, animal sinew and ochre with a burnt incised design.