Alice Springs man wins Telstra award

A business launched by Alice Springs man Christopher Brocklebank (pictured) in 2002 last night won the Micro section of the Telstra NT Business of the Year awards.


His venture italklibrary is dedicated to turning written information into stories that can then be spoken in any language and placed online at


“Judges acknowledged the incredible personal story and journey taken by the business owner and were impressed by italklibrary’s business model and outcomes,” says a Telstra media release.


Italklibrary has created a national database of stories in multiple languages, including 14 Australian Indigenous languages, and Mr Brocklebank says: “They say a picture speaks a thousand words – our pictures speak a thousand languages.”

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6 Comments (starting with the most recent)

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  1. Else
    Posted July 29, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Well done Chris and Michael! Well deserved.

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  2. brigida
    Posted July 26, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Hey Chris, I only just saw this article! You are an inspiration to me.

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  3. Posted July 24, 2013 at 3:28 am

    Congratulations Chris! What a wonderful contribution you have made to the world!

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  4. Janice
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Congratulations to Christopher Brocklebank on winning the Micro section of Telstra NT Awards.
    I am delighted for you, Christopher, as this is a well deserved honour. Your work with in the NT over the years deserves High Recommendation.
    Regards, Jan Heaslip

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  5. Ralph Folds
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    Good on you Chris, your amazing energy and persistence has paid off.

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  6. Posted July 20, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Sincere congratulations, Christopher, on an award so thoroughly deserved.

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