Series 240 - Photographs, scrapbooks and audiovisual material from the ANU North Australian Research Unit

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Photographs, scrapbooks and audiovisual material from the ANU North Australian Research Unit


  • 1974 - 1997 (Creation)

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1m (3 type 10 boxes)

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(1973 -)

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The North Australia Research Unit (NARU) was established in 1973 to specialise in research in north Australia and to provide a base and logistic support for Australian National University staff and members of other Australian and overseas institutions undertaking research in north Australia. Its management committee is chaired by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), with members from the Research School of Biology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment; the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Research School of Humanities and the Arts and the Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research (CAEPR), ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences; and the Facilities & Services Division. It is located in Darwin, next to the Charles Darwin University Casuarina Campus.

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This collection is of photographs, press cuttings and audiovisual material from the North Australia Research Unit (NARU), an ANU facility located in Darwin. It comprises mostly photographic prints, with some negatives, in five albums, two scrapbooks of material about NARU as well as the Northern Territory generally, and two films taken in 1974 (after Cyclone Tracy) and 1976, along with an audiotape commentary. The photographs range in subject from official visits and fieldwork to social functions, and many are not individually listed.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 30 January 2008 and revised by Steve Stuckey on 4 March 2009




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