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Commonwealth Government publications

Commonwealth Parliamentary papers

Aboriginal Land Rights Commission, Second Report, April 1974; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1974), volume 1, paper 1.

Board of Inquiry appointed to Inquire into the Land and Land Industries of the Northern Territory of Australia, Report, Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1937–40), volume III, pp. 813–925.

Committee of Investigation into Transport Costs in Northern Australia, Report, 1965, Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1967), volume 7, pp. 1195–388.

Darwin Cyclone Damage Compensation Act 1975, Report for Period 31 May to 30 June 1975; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1975), volume 1, paper 20.

Darwin Cyclone Damage Compensation Act 1975, Report for the Year ended 30 June 1976; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1976), volume 3, paper 1.

Darwin Disaster Welfare Council Final Report, 1976; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1976), volume 3, paper 3.

Darwin Planning Guidelines, 4 March 1975; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1975), volume 10, paper 14.

Darwin Reconstruction Commission Final Report, 1979, Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1976), volume 18, paper 354.

Economies Royal Commission, First Progress Report; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1917–19), volume V, pp. 1525–615.

Glynn, P M, 'Northern Territory. Outlines of Policy', Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1914), volume II, pp. 659–76.

Glynn, P M, 'Memorandum on the Northern Territory', Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1917), volume VI, pp. 1089–99.

Joint Committee on the Northern Territory, Report on the Constitutional Development in the

Northern Territory, April 1974; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1974), volume 13, paper 8.

Joint Committee on the Northern Territory, Report, November 1974; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1974), volume 13, paper 9.

Joint Select Committee on Aboriginal Land Rights in the Northern Territory, Report, February 1977; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1977), volume 1, paper 5.

Joint Select Committee on Aboriginal Land Rights in the Northern Territory, Report, August 1977; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1977), volume 16, paper 351.

Planning Options for Future Darwin, 17 January 1975; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1975), volume 10, paper 15.

Ranger Uranium Environmental Inquiry, First Report, October 1976; Commonwealth Parliamentary

Papers (1976), volume 5, paper 18; Second Report, May 1977; Commonwealth

Parliamentary Papers (1977), volume 6, paper 117.

Report on the Aboriginals and Half-Castes of Central Australia and North Australia, 1928; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1929), volume II, pp. 1159–225.

Report by the Director–General Natural Disasters Organisation on the Darwin Relief Operations, 25 December 1974–3 January 1975; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1975), volume 1, paper 21.

Report on Northern Territory Development and Administration, 25 July 1925 Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1925), volume II, pp. 2509–33.

Report from the Select Committee on Voting Rights of Aboriginals, October 1961; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1961), volume II, pp. 1391–406.

Royal Commission of Inquiry into Chamberlain Convictions, Report, June 1987; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1987), volume 15, paper 192.

Royal Commission into Northern Territory Administration, Report; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1920–21), volume III, pp. 1653–669.

Royal Commission into Northern Territory Railways and Ports, Report, Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1914), volume II, pp. 677–731.

Other publications and reports

Administrator/Government Resident of the Northern Territory, Annual Reports, Government Printer/from 1969 Australian Government Publishing Service, 1911–78.

Australia Under Attack: Darwin and the Northern Territory 1942–1945, National Capital Printing, Canberra, 2007.

Commonwealth Government's Policy with respect to Aboriginals, Commonwealth Government Printer, Canberra, 1939.

Development of the Northern Territory, Department of Territories, Canberra, January 1959.

National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families, Bringing Them Home, Sterling Press, Sydney, 1997.

Northern Development: Progress in the Northern Territory, statement by the Minister for Territories, Department of Territories, Canberra, September 1962.

Prospects of Agriculture in the Northern Territory, Report of the Forster Committee Department of Territories, Canberra, 1960.

Report of the Select Committee of the Legislative Council appointed to Inquire into the Necessity or Otherwise for Constitutional Reform in the Northern Territory, A J Arthur, Government Printer, Darwin, 1957.

Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, Reports, Canberra, 1991.

Royal Commission to Inquire into Certain Charges against the Administrator and Other Officials of the Administration, 1916 (unpublished copy of draft report found on National Archives of Australia: A3832, RC19).

Royal Commission into Northern Territory Administration, Minutes of Evidence Melbourne, Government Printer, Melbourne, 1920.

Books and articles

Abbott, C L A, Australia's Frontier Province, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1950.

–– The Present Scheme of Development for the Barkly Tableland with a Short History of the Northern Territory, William Brookes, Canberra, 1936.

Alcorta, F X, Darwin Rebellion, 1911–1919, Northern Territory University Planning Authority, Darwin, 1984.

Alford, Bob, Darwin's Air War 1942–45: An Illustrated History, Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 1991.

Austin, Tony, I Can See the Old Home So Clearly: The Commonwealth and 'Half-Caste' Youth in the Northern Territory, 1911–1939, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 1993.

–– Never Trust a Government Man: Northern Territory Aboriginal Policy, 1911–1939 Northern Territory University Press, Darwin, 1997.

Baillie, Jill, 'Struggling to Achieve the Vision Splendid: The North Australia Commission, 1927– 1930', Northern Perspective, volume 13, number 2 (1990), pp. 23–32.

Barrie, Douglas R, The Heart of Rum Jungle: The History of Rum Jungle and Batchelor in the Northern Territory of Australia, Dominion Press, Maryborough, 1982.

Bauer, F H, Historical Geography of White Settlement in Part of North Australia, Part 2: The Katherine–Darwin Region, CSIRO, Canberra, 1964.

Carment, David and Sue Harlow, 'A History of Mining in the Northern Territory' in Donovan and

Associates, A Mining History of Australia, Part 1, Australian Council of National Trusts, Blackwood, 1995, pp. 113–28.

Carment, David et al, Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography (second edition) Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, 2008.

Casey, R G, Double or Quit: Some Views on Australian Development and Relations, Hawthorn Press, Melbourne, 1949, pp. 23–36.

Cole, Keith, Winds of Fury: The Full True Story of the Great Darwin Disaster, Rigby Limited, Sydney, 1977.

Cummings, Barbara, Take This Child...from Kahlin Compound to the Retta Dixon Children's Home, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 1990.

Davidson, B R, The Northern Myth: Limits to Agricultural and Pastoral Development in Tropical Australia (second edition), Cambridge University Press, London, New York, 1966.

De La Rue, Kathy, The Evolution of Darwin, 1869–1911, A History of the Northern Territory's

Capital City during the Years of South Australian Administration, Charles Darwin University

Press, Darwin, 2004.

Dermoudy, Peter, Wartime Tanks and Tunnels of Darwin, Australian Heritage Commission, Canberra, 1984.

Dewar, Mickey, Darwin – No Place like Home: A History of Australia's Northern Capital in the 1950s through a Study of Housing, Historical Society of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 2010.

Dickinson, Janet, Refugees in Our Own Country: The Story of Darwin's Evacuees, Historical Society of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 1995.

Donovan, P F, A Land Full of Possibilities: A History of South Australia's Northern Territory, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1981.

–– At the Other End of Australia: The Commonwealth and the Northern Territory, 1911–1978, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1984.

Duncan, Ross, The Northern Territory Pastoral Industry, 1863–1910, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967.

Fletcher, Valerie, 'Good Years and Bad Governments: The Northern Territory Pastoral Industry, 1901–1910', Journal of Northern Territory History, issue 8 (1997), pp. 13–26.

–– Commonwealth Takeover of the Northern Territory: 100 Years Ago, Historical Society of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 2011.

Fraser, Ros, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in Commonwealth Records: A Guide to Records in the Australian Archives ACT Regional Office, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1993.

Gibson, Eve, Bag–Huts, Bombs and Bureaucrats: A History of the Impact of Town Planning and Compulsory Land Acquisition on the Town and People of Darwin, 1937–1950, Historical Society of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 1997.

Grabowsky, Ian H, The Air Beef Scheme: A Summary, F H Johnstone, Sydney, 1952.

Harlow, Sue, Tin Gods: A Social History of the Men and Women of Maranboy, 1913–1962, Historical Society of the Northern Territory, Darwin, 1997.

Heatley, Alistair, The Government of the Northern Territory, University of Queensland Press, Brisbane, 1979.

Heatley, Alistair, A City Grows: A History of the Darwin City Council, 1957–1984, North Australia Research Unit, Darwin, 1986.

Heatley, Alistair and Graham Nicholson, Selected Constitutional Documents on the Northern Territory, Northern Territory Department of Law, Darwin, 1989.

Helyar, Geoffrey, They Led the Way: A Short Account of the Lands and Survey Department of the Northern Territory, 1869–1978, Department of Lands and Housing, Darwin, 1990.

Holmes, J MacDonald, Australia's Open North: A Study of Northern Australia bearing on the Urgency of the Times, Angus and Robertson, Sydney, 1966.

Jones, Timothy G, Pegging the Northern Territory: The History of Mining in the Northern Territoryof Australia, 1873–1946, Northern Territory Government Printer, Darwin, 1987.

Kelly, J H, Beef in Northern Australia, Australian National University Press, Canberra, 1971.

Lewis, Darrell, The Murranji Track: Ghost Road of the Drovers, Central Queensland University Press, Rockhampton, 2007.

Ling, Ted, 'The Pastoral Leases Investigation Committee, 1932–1935', Journal of Northern Territory History, issue 20, 2009, pp. 29–44.

–– 'The Payne–Fletcher Inquiry, 1937', Journal of Northern Territory History, issue 21, 2010, pp. 37–57.

Lockwood, Douglas, The Front Door: Darwin, 1869–1969, Rigby Limited, Sydney, 1969.

–– Australia's Pearl Harbour, Seal Books, Sydney, 1972.

Long, Jeremy, The Go–Betweens: Patrol Officers in Aboriginal Affairs in the Northern Territory,1936–74, North Australia Research Unit, Darwin, 1992.

Lonsdale, Trish, Colonel Lionel Rose, Chief Veterinary Officer of the Northern Territory, 1946–1958, Central Queensland University Press, Rockhampton, 2006.

Maddock, John, Road Trains in the Northern Territory, 1934–1988, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, 1988.

Markus, Andrew, Governing Savages, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1990.

McDonald, Rowena, Between Two Worlds: The Commonwealth Government and the Removal

of Aboriginal Children of Part Descent in the Northern Territory, IAD Press and Australian Archives, Alice Springs, 1995.

McKay, Gary, Tracy: The Storm that Wiped Out Darwin on Christmas Day, 1974, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2001.

McLaren, Glen and William Cooper, Distance, Drought and Dispossession: A History of the Northern Territory Pastoral Industry, Northern Territory University Press, Darwin, 2001.

Murphy, Kevin, Big Blow Up North: A History of Tropical Cyclones in Australia's Northern Territory, University Planning Authority, Darwin, 1984.

National Archives of Australia. Tracking Families: A Guide to Aboriginal Records relating to the Northern Territory, National Archives of Australia, Canberra, 2006.

Powell, Alan, Far Country: A Short History of the Northern Territory (fourth edition), Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2009.

–– The Shadow's Edge: Australia's Northern War, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1988.

Price, A Grenfell, The History and Problems of the Northern Territory, Australia, A E Scott, Adelaide, 1930.

Riddett, L A, Kine, Kin and Country: The Victoria River District of the Northern Territory, 1911– 1966, Australian National University, North Australia Research Unit, Darwin, 1990.

Roberts, Stephen H, History of Australian Land Settlement, 1788–1920 (reprint), Johnson Reprint Corporation, New York, 1968.

Rose, F G G, 'The Pastoral Industry in the Northern Territory during the Period of Commonwealth Administration, 1911–53', Historical Studies, Australia and New Zealand, volume 6, number 22, May 1954, pp. 150–172.

Stretton, Alan, The Furious Days: The Relief of Darwin, Collins, Sydney, 1976.

Ward, R C, 'Federalism and the Northern Territory', The Australian Quarterly, volume 35, number 3, September 1963, pp. 14–22.

–– 'Federalism and the Northern Territory since 1947', The Australian Quarterly, volume 35, number 4, December 1963, pp. 36–50.

Water Resources History Committee, Water Resources Forty Years On, A History of the Northern Territory Water Resources Division, Department of Lands, Planning and Environment, Darwin, 1998.

Unpublished theses

Elder, Peter John, 'Charles Lydiard Aubrey Abbott: Countryman or Colonial Governor', PhD thesis, Northern Territory University, 1998.

Fletcher, Valerie, 'The Commonwealth takes over the Northern Territory, 1901–10: People, Progress, Postponement and Promises', MA thesis, University of Queensland, 1991.

Hillock, Ian M, 'Rethinking Colonial Endeavour in relation to Agricultural Settlement in the Northern Territory, 1863–1945: A Critical Perspective', PhD thesis, Charles Darwin University, 2005.

Ling, Edward James, 'Blame and Martyrs: The Commonwealth Government's Administration of the Northern Territory's Pastoral Industry, 1911–1978', PhD thesis, Charles Darwin University, 2010.

Mettam, John, 'Central Administration and the Northern Territory, 1911–1926', PhD thesis, University of Sydney, 1995.

Patterson, Rex Alan, 'The Economics of Transportation Development', PhD thesis, University of Illinois, 1960.

Phelts, Beverley Margaret Sydney James, 'Water and the Economic Development of the Northern Territory, 1824–2000', PhD thesis, Charles Darwin University, 2005.

Wells, Julie T, 'The Long March: Assimilation Policy and Practice in Darwin, the Northern Territory, 1939–1967', PhD thesis, University of Queensland, 1995.

Whitehead, Jan, 'Settling Down: The Role of Housing in the Commonwealth's Northern Territory', PhD thesis, Charles Darwin University, 2007.

Wilson, Bill, 'A Force Apart? – The Northern Territory Police', PhD thesis, Northern Territory University, 2000.

Wilson, Helen J, 'The Quality of Life or A Study on Municipal Functions in the Town of Darwin 1930–1946 and the Effect of the Military Build–up Therein', MA qualifying thesis, University of Queensland, 1986.

Websites

Kettle, Ellen, 'History of Northern Territory Health Services', 1985, www.ntl.nt.gov.au/__data/ assets/pdf_file/0003/25194/Kettle_HistoryNTHealthServ.pdf (accessed 9 January 2011).

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