Cultural archive


KJ holds a significant collection of oral history recordings and other materials including films, photographs and objects that are important sources of Martu pride, cultural connection and cultural knowledge.

The archive is continually growing as cultural information continues to be recorded and collected by Martu through ranger and on-country work, and through materials donated by people who have lived and worked with Martu.

Martu continue to access and engage with their body of stories and knowledge through dedicated archive computers in communities and as part of regular ranger and family trips on-country. KJ is currently developing a place-based digital app to ensure that at any site, the right knowledge and stories are accessible while on-country.  This information is also accessible in community and to Martu who are living outside Martu country.

Materials in the archive have informed the creation and publication of products that elaborate and celebrate Martu history, including the award-winning book Cleared Out and film Contact.