The Society's permanent home 

          History House

Unit 1, 16 Charlton Ct

          Woolner

Welcome to the Historical Society of the Northern Territory. The Society is a voluntary organisation managed by a Council annually elected by members and has been continuously operating since 1964.

Membership is open to all individuals, families or institutions with an interest in history, especially Northern Territory history. We are also interested to hear from visitors with a historical interest. The Society operates an annual programme of lectures, outings and rural field trips to places of historical interest. At least three events are held each year; to coincide with the Annual General Meeting; the Patron's dinner; and a Christmas party at the commencement of the holiday break.

The Society is linked to other community history groups around the nation through its membership of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies and is establishing links with other historically active organisations in the Northern Territory, see the .

        About our logo

Auld's Compass is used in the Historical Society of the Northern Territory's logo. Auld (from Adelaide) was one of the first surveyors to work in Darwin and the surrounding districts in the 1860s and 1870s. The compass was a gift to the Society.

How to become a member

Membership of the Society means that you will have a vote at General Meetings and receive copies of the Newsletter and Journal. Current copies of these will be sent to you when your membership has been processed.

To join please download, complete and return the  

Subscription rates

 Family membership: two adults

 at one address:                                 $55.00

 Individual membership:                      $45.00   
 Concession membership

student/pensioner:                             $30.00

 Institutional membership                     $55.00

A very enjoyable and successful event launched Buffalo Johnny on Saturday 19th October 2019.

HSNT was pleased to host the launch, enjoyed  meeting Mary-Jane Overall the author and wishes to thank Gerry Wood MLA for coming and for his excellent speech. For an account of the event 

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. 

         

        BOOK SHOP OPEN

  

   Wednesdays 10 am to noon

 

    Come, browse and check                out what we have.

 

               Apologies:

        cash or cheque only    

 

 This year's annual camping trip required some intrepid driving.

An important part of the Society's work is the encouragement and publication of local historical research. This is done by two means; the publication of an annual peer reviewed journal, Northern Territory Historical Studies: A Journal of History, Heritage and Archaeology and the publishing and sale of books and  occasional papers. We are also developing some educational resources for schools and students.

The Society's document and photograph collection is now held by, and can be accessed through, the Northern Territory Archive Service and the Northern Territory Library. 

Inquiries, by email or phone, relating to membership, publications, attendance at events, and local history issues are very welcome.

 

        The 2019 Council is:

        President                Matthew James

        Vice President         Bev Phelts

        Secretary and

        public officer          Janie Mason AM

        Treasurer                Lyn Reid

 

         Council members:

         Judy Boland  AM      Brian Reid                         Wendy Asche          Robyn Smith                     Alan Powell         Clayton Fredericksen

                  

     THIS YEAR'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 

Magistrates, Mayhem & Mismanagement in the Territory's Early Years

THE HONOURABLE SALLY THOMAS AC

will give

The Inaugural Annual HSNT  Oration 

in Charles Darwin University Moot Court

Top Floor, Building Yellow 1

5.00 pm

Thursday 21 November 2019

Then join us for refreshments on the balcony  

Please RSVP to hsnt@iinet.net.au

Look forward to seeing you there.

Magistrates, Mayhem & Mismanagement in the Territory's Early Years

THE HONOURABLE SALLY THOMAS AC

will give

The Inaugural Annual HSNT  Oration 

in

 Charles Darwin University Moot Court

Top Floor, Building Yellow 1

5.00 pm

Thursday 21 November 2019

Then join us for refreshments on the balcony  

Please RSVP to hsnt@iinet.net.au

Look forward to seeing you there.

The Society, after considerable delay, has been awarded Donor Gift Recipient (DGR) status.

All donation to the Society of more than $2.00 can now be tax deductable in the hands of the donor.

All such gifts must be paid into: 

HSNT Public fund:

BSB: 015896

A/c: 227325272,

name and contact needed for receipt, and can be confirmed to  hsnt@iinet.net.au

The 2019 convoy of 8 vehicles.

For details about the trip to Kakadu and the mining region go to 

HSNT ConstitutionDownload a copy

of the Historical Society of the Northern Territory Constitution 2019. (PDF  file)

 Historical Society of the NT, Unit 1, 16 Charlton Court, Woolner                 hsnt@iinet.net.au

ABN 88 971 560 49

             

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