For students / researchers

This archive is for students and researchers interested in NT Aboriginal languages and cultures as well as for the owners of the stories and languages. You are welcome to use the resources in the archive for study and research purposes. Make sure you understand the rules of the Creative Commons license under which this material is available for use.

We encourage collaborative work with the original creators of the material. If you want help in contacting the person, or finding another person to work with, contact us or ask your teacher or lecturer to do so.

A list of proposals for research projects will be maintained on this site – feel free to add your ideas.

If you are working with archive resources for your study, we would like to hear about how it worked for you, and for your teachers.  Some of these will be reported on our blog so others can get ideas about how to use the materials. Please contact us if you have questions or suggestions about how the archive could work better.

If you want to submit something to be added to the archive (a new text or a translation for example), you can find our collection policy and submission form here. You will need to have the permission of the author or some other authority to submit more material.

Because of the Creative Commons ‘no derivatives’ license, If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you may not distribute the modified material. You may however work with the person who owns the ‘moral rights’ to the story (usually the author, storyteller, illustrator, etc) to develop a new resource for the Living Archive.  You need their signed permission when you submit the new resource to the archive.

If you have an idea for a research project or other activity, please contact us.