Library Tours will be held on Wednesday, 2 May 2018.
Library Tour 1: Parliament House
Participating in a 90 minute guided tour of Parliament House, led by an experienced parliamentary educator, offers a unique opportunity to explore a magnificent example of modern tropical architecture that represents the people’s house at the heart of our democracy.
As well as viewing the Main Hall and Chamber, and learning about our system of government in the Northern Territory, you will also learn of Darwin’s WWII history, including the events of bombing of Darwin in 1942, seeing a number of displays and relics from that time.
Delegates participating in this tour should gather in the foyer of Parliament House at 12.25pm on Wednesday, 2 May 2018.
12.30pm – 2.00pm
Library Tour 2: Supreme Court Library
The Supreme Court building with Parliament House forms part of State Square. Both buildings were purpose built, with the Supreme Court opening in 1991 and Parliament three years later.
The Supreme Court is imposing and built in a classical style to include tropical elements like colonnades, verandas and lattices. It shows off local culture and materials, with flooring in the foyer and stairways built with brown granite from Mt Bundy (100kms from Darwin) and Australian timbers used extensively in court rooms.
Artworks abound, and visitors are urged to look down, as well as up, with a the stunning mosaic in the forecourt floor based on the acclaimed artwork Milky Way Dreaming by Norah Napaljarri Nelson.
The tour will include the ceremonial court, a criminal court and the cells and more! It will finish in the library.
Delegates interested in going on the tour are to assemble at 2.10 pm on Wednesday, 2 May 2018 outside court 1 in the foyer.
Delegates will need to proceed through security first.
2.15pm – 4.00pm