Central Land Council, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Identity area



Authorized form of name

Central Land Council, Alice Springs, Northern Territory

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders

Contact area


Coordinator Information Services



Street address

27 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs
Postal address: PO Box 3321, Alice Springs NT 0871


Alice Springs


Northern Territory

Country name

Postal code



08 8951 6211


08 8953 4343



Description area


Famous historic events such as the Gurindji strike and exodus from Wave Hill cattle station in 1966 paved the way for the 1973 Woodward Royal Commission into Aboriginal land rights in the Northern Territory.

Justice Woodward’s first report to the federal government in July 1973 recommended setting up a Central and a Northern Land Council to present to him the views of Aboriginal people.

A 1975 meeting of representatives of Central Australian Aboriginal communities elected Charlie Perkins as the first Central Land Council chair and Wenten Rubuntja as his deputy.

For further history of the Council, see https://www.clc.org.au/articles/cat/our-history/

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

Administrative structure

Officer in charge: Coordinator Information Services

Records management and collecting policies

Records of the Land Council, and related Central land interest and other related Aboriginal interest records.



Land Council: Land Claim Documentation 1976- present.
Quantity: 100m.

Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Office hours are 8.30am-5pm. Facilities only available to staff.

Access conditions and requirements

Archives and vital records of the Central Land Council are subject to certain restrictions of access and use to staff in-house. These restrictions are based on cultural standards and research needs that apply to current and permanent holdings.

A culturally appropriate archival program and access policy has been developed to ensure that standards are met. Central Land Council's archives are closed access to the public.


Services area

Research services

Any enquiries should be directed to the Coordinator Information Services.

Reproduction services

Public areas

Control area

Description identifier

Institution identifier

Rules and/or conventions used


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Revised 14 February 2018




Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (Thematic area)
  • Genealogical (Thematic area)
  • Indigenous (Thematic area)
  • Local Studies (Thematic area)
  • Clipboard

Primary contact

27 Stuart Highway, Alice Springs Postal address: PO Box 3321, Alice Springs NT 0871
Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871