QANTAS has announced extra flights from Sydney and Brisbane into Alice Springs between 1 June and 24 October 2008. Tiger Airways has also commenced 3 times a week Melbourne - Alice Springs flights as of the 1 March.
Tailormade Tours - special offer for DREAMing 08 delegates
Download the special offer for ALIA delegates.
Tailormade Tours offers 20% discount to all DREAMing 08 delegates.
Offer available for bookings made between 2 August and 2 September and between 5 September and 5 October 2008.
Please book directly with Tailormade Tours at:
Alice Springs Desert Park
Special offer for dreaming08 delegates.
Discover the secrets of the central Australian deserts at the Alice Springs Desert Park.
50% discount off Park entry on production of the voucher included in Conference Satchel Voucher valid from 2/9/08 – 9/9/08
Telephone: 08 8951 8788
All library tours will take place on Tuesday, 2 September 2008. Library tours can be booked on the registration form included in the registration brochure which will be distributed in February 2008 and on the on-line registration form, also available in February 2008.
Each tour offers delegates a behind-the-scenes look at libraries and related sites in Alice Springs. Delegates will have the opportunity to view rare and specialised collections and encounter a range of unique services which may inspire.
Library Tour 1
Alice Springs Public Library
Alice Springs Public Library the only public library in a 500 km radius, holds three specialised collections.
- The Alice Springs Collection, a record of Central Australia's heritage,
- The Akaltye Antheme Collection, pronounced 'aculcha andum' is a local knowledge collection intended to give the community an insight into contemporary Indigenous issues;
- The Nevil Shute Collection- a permanent display of all his works.
Charles Darwin University Library - Alice Springs Campus
The Alice Springs Campus Library of Charles Darwin University is a joint-use library, one of only 4 in Australia catering to three sectors of education - Senior Secondary, VET/TAFE and Higher Education. Its client base includes around 40% Indigenous students and attempts have been made to make it a less intimidating and more welcoming space.
Araluen Cultural Centre
Co-located; The Strehlow Research Centre, Natural History Museum and Araluen Art Gallery. 30 minute tour each of library and museum and gallery viewing.
The Strehlow Research Centre
The Strehlow Research Centre is the repository of a wealth of material gathered by TGH Strehlow during his lifetime of study of the Aboriginal people of Central Australia.
The legacy of Strehlow's work is one of the most meticulously documented collections of Australian Aboriginal artefacts, songs, genealogies, photographs and film and sound recordings ever amassed. It is also one the world's largest and best documented collection of men's sacred objects from a single language group. Most of this material is still ceremonially significant and sensitive to the Aboriginal people of Central Australia, and as a result cannot be placed on public display.
Araluen Art Galleries
The Araluen Art Galleries house a significant collection of works by Central Australian Aboriginal artists, with a number of important collections from Aboriginal organisations and art centres housed in the facility. Two of the galleries always feature works by Aboriginal artists in Central Australia from the Araluen Art Collection, while the other two exhibit temporary and traveling exhibitions, with works by local artists often on display.
- Morning tea and light lunch provided
- Buses leave the convention centre at 9.00am
- Tour cost: $10.00
- 45 seats available
Library Tour 2
NT Archives Service - Alice Springs
The facilities include: original archival records with a small reference library to support Search Room activities.
The Northern Territory Archives Service is the archival authority of the Northern Territory Government and is responsible for the preservation, management and use of Territory records, both government and non-government. The collection consists of government records, personal archives, archives of organisations and has significant oral history holdings. Among government archival authorities, it is unique in its breadth of collecting activities.
St Philip's High School Library
St Philip's is an independent, co-educational day/boarding college of the Uniting Church. It offers secondary education from Years 7 -12.
The library was one of the first buildings completed in 1989 when the college opened. Extensions to upgrade the library were completed in Jan 2004.
The tour also includes a tour of the Fred McKay Education Centre built as a memorial for the Rev Fred McKay.
Alice Springs School of the Air
Alice Springs School of the Air Visitor Centre directly supports the students of the largest classroom in the world. Through Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) it places: "the most isolated and the most disadvantaged at the forefront of telecommunications services with access to rapidly evolving distance learning pedagogy."
- Light lunch provided
- Bus leaves convention centre at 10.15am
- Tour cost: $10.00
- 30 seats available
Library Tour 3
Central Land Council Library
The Central Land Council (CLC) is a Commonwealth statutory authority operating under the Aboriginal Land Rights (Northern Territory) Act 1976. The CLC's roots lie in the history of the Aboriginal peoples struggle for justice in Central Australia.
The CLC Library holds a specialist collection that reflects the roles and functions of the Land Council. The work is diverse and challenging in its scope and has long out-grown its current accommodation.
Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education Library
Batchelor Institute: a site of national significance in Indigenous Education- strengthening identity, achieving success and transforming lives.
The Central Australian Campus Library of Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education provides resources and facilitates access to information in support of a dual sector tertiary education provider, offering both Vocational Educational Training and Higher Education. We work to affirm the aspirations of self determination and employment held by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
Institute for Aboriginal Development (IAD) Library
IAD: Education and the maintenance of language and culture; the foundation on which Aboriginal people can build their own future.
The Institute for Aboriginal Development (IAD) is controlled by and for Indigenous people, supporting Indigenous self-determination through its unique and innovative education and training, language and culture, research and publishing programs. IAD endeavours to be a centre of excellence delivering culturally appropriate services and products. These products are high quality, responsive, sustainable, viable and valued by the community. It is IAD's vision that Aboriginal people enjoy lifelong learning and successful careers.
- Morning tea provided
- Bus leaves convention centre at 9.30am
- Tour cost: $10.00
- 30 seats available