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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


From Hospital to University: A Northern Territory Nursing Story

The book provides an in depth experience of the transition of nursing education from an "apprentice" system to an academic one. A nursing course has now developed from learning on the job to becoming accessible nationally via online studies



A History Written in Metal: Commorative Plaques at Charles Darwin University's Casuarina Campus, 1972-2013

By means of using CDU plaques, Steve has taken an unusual approach to documenting the development and history of the CDU. The plaques and the stories behind them show that a range of significant people from ]federal and state politicians, royalty and university staff over the past forty years have played an enormous part in the progress of the university



Mabel Taylor's diary and letters from Alice Springs 1905-1907

Mabel Taylor was the Bradshaw's governess 1905-1907 at the Overland Telegraph Station. Her diary and letters that she wrote to her family in Adelaide have been transcribed. the book includes photos, an overview of her life and family background 



The Book of Harry, Eric and Bronte

This is a tragic story of three brothers, Jimmy?s uncles, who lived in the Territory undertaking various occupations between the two world wars. They came from Paraguay and were descendants of the New Australia settlement. While only one brother died in the Territory, the other two had unfortunate deaths



Distant Settlements: Convicts in Remote Australia

Biographical details of the convict mechanics who served at the settlements of Melville Island (1824-1829), Raffles Bay (1827-1829), Western Port (1826-1827), and King George?s Sound (1827-1830)