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New South Wales - Organisation

Northern Territory Archives Service (1983 - )

Government Agency, Records Access Service and Records Holder
Alternative Names
  • NTAS (acronym)

The Northern Territory Archives Service [NTAS] was established in 1983 by the Northern Territory Government as the Government archival authority. The Archives holds government records related to the history of the Northern Territory including records related to child welfare and Aboriginal welfare. It also holds the records of non-government organisations including mission records, and personal records deposited by individuals. The Northern Territory Archives also has a substantial oral history collection.


Access Conditions

Most government records are open for research 30 years after the records were created. Some records may be subject to restrictions due to their sensitive or confidential nature.
Access to non-government and personal records is subject to conditions placed on material by the organisation or person depositing the records. The majority are open access, some require written permission from the depositor.

Please contact the Northern Territory Archives Service for information about how to apply for access to closed records. A number of Fact Sheets for researchers are available on the Archives website.


Online Resources

Sources used to compile this entry: Northern Territory Archives Service, Northern Territory Department: Department of Arts and Museums, 2014,

Prepared by: Elizabeth Daniels