About the Project

The project developed a strong relationship to both the Ntaria School and community. Through the partner Strehlow Research Centre (SRC) we were able to achieve our main goal of mobilising the SRC’s archival resources (e.g., genealogies, photographs) for use by the community for cultural knowledge expansion, inter-generational communication, educational outcomes for both cultural heritage and School assessment purposes and introduction to communication technologies and modes of digital storytelling. With the involvement of elders and traditional owners from Ntaria we were able to complete a collaboration and produced a community film (34 minutes) with scenarios that included accessing archives (images and genealogies) at the SRC, the historical precinct at Hermannsburg (including old school, tannery) and on the traditional lands of Mavis and Kim Malbunke at Ipolera – lands that are also linked to many of the students with whom we were working closely.