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The Society publishes a wide range of book monographs. Some of the more recent publications are shown below. Prices shown are for members. A full list of publications together with prices for members and non members may be obtained from the Secretary. Postage is added to the price of each book. Download an order form

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The Historical Society of the Northern Territory engages in an active publishing program. If you are interested in publishing in our Journal please contact the General Editor, Emeritus Professor Alan Powell, on 08-89466477.

Journal of Northern Territory History

The journal publishes material on the history of the Northern Territory or on subjects which have some relevance to Northern Australia. The journal’s editorial committee welcomes the submission of articles, extracts from primary sources, book reviews, and notes on appropriate topics, which it can consider for publication. See: Information for Authors.

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Available from: Historical Society of the Northern Territory PO Box 40544 CASUARINA NT 0811


The Spinifex is Green

Earl James' book is about his life as a bush surveyor in the Northern Territory from 1952 to 1996 and was wonderfully launched by the Hon Gary Nairn, former federal member and current Chairman of the Northern Territory Planning Commission. Earl's new book proved very popular with the first edition sold out.



Desert Country: A History of Newhaven

Emeritus Professor Powell was commissioned by the Central Land Council to research the history of European contact in the Newhaven area. The research was part of a successful 2010 Native Title determination. The book includes John McDouall Stuart's first foray into the area during the 1850s, the missionary years to the granting of pastoral leases in the mid twentieth century.


Blame and Martyrs: The Commonwealth Government and the Northern Territory Cattle Industry, 1911-1978

The story on the Territory's cattle industry from the cattleman's side of the story has been well documented. Mainly through the wealth of information held in National Archives, Ted tells the story of the industry through the "eyes" of government



The Not So "Silent Night"

Cyclone Tracy Stories from Doctors, nurses and Health Workers, Darwin, December 1974 Sue has interviewed first hand accounts from medical staff including herself who were on duty when Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin.