There are myriad stories contained in Lutheran Archives records – stories that have impacted many lives. One such story is that of the historic 1982 handover of five land titles for the former Hermannsburg Mission lease to five Aboriginal clans.
Life is too interesting to overlook anything. So says Chris Halbert, whose volunteering life involves preserving history in many forms, from football memorabilia to sheet music. For Chris, each piece tells a story that keeps history alive.
Hundreds of photos capture life at Lutheran missions in South Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland are securely maintained at Lutheran Archives in Adelaide. But, for many Aboriginal people, distance means they can’t browse the photos and viewing them online may not be an option.