Resources, libraries and archives 

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

Via CDU Library at  Casuarina Campus Special Collection and Alice Springs Campus, 920.09429 NORT

At National Library of Australia

Charles Darwin University Arafura Research Archive

Harry Christian Giese Collection

Building the modern Northern Territory post-World War II, through 'arduous and controversial' initiatives in education, health, welfare and community engagement

Person at

Item List at

Harry Christian Giese Collection at

This collection covers work in Aboriginal affairs, building community groups, education and arts, Menzies School of Health Research and policy-making after Territory self-government in 1978, material generated in the administration of the Northern Territory

Menzies Foundation and Menzies School of Health Research

Menzies Foundation Annual Report 1999 at

John D. Matthews, The Menzies School of Health Research offers a new paradigm of cooperative researchMedical Journal of Australia 169 (11-12), 625-29, 1998

Deloitte Access Economics, Economic and social contribution of Menzies School of Health Research to the Northern Territory, Australia and the Asia Pacific, 2012

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 These 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 

Library & Archives NT 

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

Search the NT Archives at

For oral history, 30 tapes of interviews with Harry Giese, with summary and transcripts available, go to

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

Annual Reports, Welfare Branch, Northern Territory Administration, 1957-1971, call number 351.94290353499915

PictureNT contains pictures of Indigenous work, housing, families and education in the 1950s and 60s, in collections including the Douglas Lockwood, Joyce Gilbert, Tschirner and Department of Lands Collections

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

March 1939: Enlisted 25th Light Horse Machine Gun Regiment; August 1941: Volunteered for RAAF; September 1942: While on service in northwest Western Australia, RAAF call-up

Released on application of Commonwealth Department of Health for roles in National Fitness in Western Australia, Queensland and country-wide (from 1947-54)

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