Resources, libraries and archives

Giese, Harry Christian entry in the Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography, revised edition Charles Darwin University, 2008

At CDU Library, 920.09429 NORT; at NT Library and download a copy

Charles Darwin University, Arafura Research Archive

National Library of Australia

Harry Giese, Planning a program for Aborigines in the 1950s, Northern Territory Library Service Occasional Paper 16, 1990 at and other material including

Annual Reports, Welfare Branch, Northern Territory Administration, 1954-1972, AGPS, Canberra at are available at 15 locations, including the State Library of New South Wales, the State Library of Victoria and the University of Adelaide


Report on study tour of Canada and the United States of America undertaken in 1966 as a Churchill Fellow, H.C. Giese, 1966; also at Murdoch University, Western Australia 

Northern Territory Archives

NTRS 1043/P1, Personal papers relating to government administration in welfare and Aboriginal affairs, 1929-86; PAC 33, extensive documentation of setting up community organisations

NTRS 226 TS 755, oral history interviews

Access at

For oral history, go to

For Cyclone Tracy, see under Personal papers, photographs and oral history interviews at

Northern Territory Library

Annual Reports, Welfare Branch, Northern Territory Administration, 1957-1971:  access by entering ‘annual report welfare branch’ in the Library Catalogue, call number 351.94290353499915

Giese collection, PictureNT, Northern Territory Library, for pictures of Indigenous work, housing, families and education in the 1960s. Click on PictureNT at

and enter 'giese collection' in the window to access over 220 pictures, including:

See also other collections such as Joyce Gilbert Collection and Department of Lands Collection:

National Archives of Australia

NTAC 1982/34 (SV), 1954-77, plus

For Harry Christian Giese's 1939 Australian Armed Services enlistment portrait (Melbourne), 

see Service Number 118476, Series No A9301