VERY IMPORTANT

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

SATURDAY

14 MARCH 2020

3 PM

HISTORY HOUSE

HSNT AGM

PLEASE ATTEND AND SUPPORT YOUR SOCIETY

 

THE MEETING WILL BE FOLLOWED BY  

A BOOK LAUNCH

 

'POWER AND PROTECTION'

by

BRIAN REID

 

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 

          History House

Unit 1, 16 Charlton Ct

          Woolner

 ITEM            COST  for  2019

Body corporate       $3421.01

Darwin rates           $1207

Electricity Base Cost

                             $265

Insurance                $1000

Web/email             $215

Journal + postage    $3315.75

Audit and software   $2500

Printing and 

stationery                $500

TOTAL                    $12,423

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 whiich are essential and unavoidable.

This figure includes some donations in kind which may not be repeatable. Your council hopes to increase our income to cover these costs.

NEW MEMBERSHIP FEES FROM 2021

    Family/Institution      $95 

    Single                    $75

    Concession             $50

Members please note: These fees are still much lower than many comparable Associations.  

CONGRATULATIONS TO

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 

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

ABN 88 971 560 49

             

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