DATE FOR YOUR DIARY
14 MARCH 2020
PLEASE ATTEND AND SUPPORT YOUR SOCIETY
THE MEETING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY
A BOOK LAUNCH
'POWER AND PROTECTION'
To be launched by
DR STEVE FARRAM
Senior Lecturer History
Charles Darwin University
The book describes and analyses the conflict between the Protectors of the Aboriginals, mostly medical doctors, and the Government Residents and Settlers
Refreshments will follow.
The Society's permanent home
Unit 1, 16 Charlton Ct
Emeritus Professor Alan Powell
Alan Powell’s World’s End: British military outposts in the ‘ring fence’ around Australia 1824-1849 [Australian Scholarly Publishing P/L 2016] was announced as a runner-up for the 2017 Frank Broeze Memorial Maritime History Book Prize in the latest Signals of the Australian National Maritime Museum:
This work explores the British effort to establish a ‘ring fence’ of fortifications in disparate and largely unsettled parts of the Australian continent as deterrent to the encroachment by other European powers. As one judge commented, the book ‘extends its scope beyond the forts which are its immediate concerns to a social history of those who manned them including, where possible, the women who accompanied the garrison’. Considerable attention is also given to the Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander populations on whose lands these defensive installations were founded. “Exhaustively researched and extensively documented”, noted one judge, “this work is likely to remain the standard work in the field”.
2019'S NEW BOOKS
"BUFFALO JOHNNY" Mary Jane Overall "CROSSED TRACKS ON NGURRA MALA" Jacki Wolfe
"CONNECTING DARWIN AND THE EASTERN FRONT" Janie Mason
A NEW OCCASIONAL PAPER:
"Japanese Grave of Warruwi'' John Lamb GO TO
It was with great sadness the Historical Society of the Northern Territory learned of the death of Dr Val Asche, scientist, author and wife of our long term Patron, Austin Asche. Val, much loved and respected, attended many of our functions such as the recent book launch at which this photograph was taken. Val will be sorely missed.
GREAT AIR RACE
DARWIN 100 YEAR CELEBRATION
Go to Activities page for report and photographs.
The 2019 convoy of 8 vehicles.
For details about the trip to Kakadu and the mining region go to