At the January meeting of the Council of the HSNT it was decided to increase membership fees from 2021. This decision was not taken lightly. Many members will remember our peripatetic years - from Winnellie to Parap to Burnett house. Lots of effort, rent, Health and Safety concerns, and access problems but now we have our own permanent home. This, of course involves cost. Below is an analysis of 2019 costs which are essential and unavoidable.
The Journal cost is close to $30 per member which uses most of the income from current membership.
The Society's permanent home
Unit 1, 16 Charlton Ct
With great sadness the Historical Society learnt of the death of Reg Wilson, one of our longest serving members. Reg had an enormous fund of knowledge of Northern Territory history which will be sorely missed.
For an eulogy by Earl James go to the end of the April Newsletter which can be uploaded on the Newsletter page.
Janie (Elizabeth Anne) Mason AM
Historical Society of the NT
Society's Annual General Meeting
14th March 2020
Sadly, Janie has stood down from her long time position as Honorary Secretary of the Society.
We wish to thank her and wish her all the best.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
14th MARCH 2020
A SUCCESSFUL AFTERNOON WITH A GOOD ATTENDANCE; GOOD BOOK SALES: AND MUCH ENJOYABLE CHATTER.
THANKS TO ALL WHO ATTENDED AND HELPED.
Dr Jan Hills AM
Derek Pugh OAM
HSNT members honoured
in the Australia Day lists 2020.
FIRST BOOK OF 2020
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
The 2019 convoy of 8 vehicles.
For details about the trip to Kakadu and the mining region go to