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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, Clayton Fredericksen, email clayton.fredericksen@cdu.edu.au.

Northern Territory Historical Studies

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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The Intrepid Hilda Abbott

Author, Designer, Red Cross Officer, Political Wife, 1890-1984

Hilda Abbott was the wife of the Northern Territory Administrator, CLA Abbott. The frequently unfair criticisms regarding Hilda's behaviour during and immediately after the Japanese bombing of Darwin in February 1941 are forensically examined. Pam also writes about her achievements while working for the Red Cross and as an interior designer. It is the story of a woman who, while not without noticeable flaws, showed great determination, kindness and loyalty. Her legacy is far more positive and varied than is often portrayed in the historical record.



Life in Radio Land: Stories from the Bush before the Mobile Phone

In this age of mobile phones and the internet, it is easy to forget just how important radio communication was to the social well being of the Territory's population. Radio led to improvements in health care, education, communication and business Those who lived and worked in remote areas would remember the radio "scheds" that revealed so much about outback living.



Charles James Kirkland

Charles Kirkland arrived in Palmerston (Darwin) in 1878, less than a decade after the settlementís establishment. Kirkland proved to be one of the NTís most enduring and successful pioneers and was one of the best-known individuals in Palmerston/Darwin of his day. He had a long career as editor and owner of the Northern Territory Times and Gazette. He was also active in the social, civic and political life of the town and as a result became well-acquainted with all the major figures in the community.




A history of Darwin during the time it was ruled by Canberra. A well researched and complete history of Darwin.




James Millner was a significant figure during the early years of Darwin's development. He was a senior South Australian public servant and was involved in a range of civic organisations.