Skip to content | Skip to document navigation

National Archives of Australia logoResearch Guides


Commonwealth Government Records about the Northern Territory


Images

Image no: 1

Pictorial map of the Northern Territory showing the location of cities, towns and other sites, 1938.

From Chapter 1

Enlarge image

Image no: 2

Raising the flag in Darwin on 2 January 1911 when the Commonwealth formally took over the Northern Territory.

From Chapter 2

Enlarge image

Image no: 3

Vestey's meatworks on the outskirts of Darwin, 1919.

From Chapter 2

Enlarge image


Image no: 4

Citizens gathered in protest outside Government House for Darwin's 'Little Rebellion', 17 December 1918.

From Chapter 2

Enlarge image

Image no: 5

Senator George Pearce, Commonwealth Minister for Home and Territories from 1921 to 1926, was responsible for the Northern Territory.

From Chapter 3

Enlarge image

Image no: 6

Map of the Northern Territory illustrating the four major pastoral districts as they were in 1937.

From Chapter 3

Enlarge image


Image no: 7

Frank Shepherd, Chairman of the Pastoral Leases Investigation Committee.

From Chapter 3

Enlarge image

Image no: 8

A satirical cartoon opposing the sale of the Northern Territory to a chartered company, 1933

From Chapter 3

Enlarge image

Image no: 9

Extract from the diary of the Darwin Post Office describing the bombing of the city, 19 February 1942.

From Chapter 4

Enlarge image


Image no: 10

The vessel Zealandia was blown up in Darwin harbour in the aftermath of the bombing of Darwin, 19 February 1942.

From Chapter 4

Enlarge image

Image no: 11

Darwin's post office was in ruins after the bombing of the city, 19 February 1942.

From Chapter 4

Enlarge image

Image no: 12

Graves of civilian personnel killed during a Japanese air raid in Darwin, 1942.

From Chapter 4

Enlarge image


Image no: 13

A photograph of Rapid Creek in north Darwin taken by celebrated photographer Max Dupain, 1943.

From Chapter 4

Enlarge image

Image no: 14

Herbert Johnson, Commonwealth Minister for the Interior from 1945 to 1949, was responsible for the Northern Territory, 1946.

From Chapter 4

Enlarge image

Image no: 15

Cecil Lambert, Secretary of the Department of Territories from 1951 to 1964, c.1964.

From Chapter 5

Enlarge image


Image no: 16

Gold ore crushing battery at the Tennant Creek gold mine site, 1958.

From Chapter 5

Enlarge image

Image no: 17

Paul Hasluck, Minister for Territories from 1951 to 1963, was responsible for the Northern Territory, 1954.

From Chapter 5

Enlarge image

Image no: 18

A map showing Cyclone Tracy's path to Darwin in late December, 1974.

From Chapter 6

Enlarge image


Image no: 19

Parer Drive in the Darwin suburb of Moil was devastated by Cyclone Tracy, 1974.

From Chapter 6

Enlarge image

Image no: 20

Most of the population was evacuated from Darwin in the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy, 1974.

From Chapter 6

Enlarge image

Image no: 21

Two Aboriginal men with dingoes, Northern Territory Administration Report Lake Mackay Expedition, June/July 1957.

From Chapter 8

Enlarge image


Image no: 22

Native congregation at Oenpelli mission in Arnhem Land, 1928.

From Chapter 8

Enlarge image

Image no: 23

Map of the Northern Territory showing the various missions that accommodated Aboriginal people.

From Chapter 8

Enlarge image

Image no: 24

A group of Aboriginal people gathered to meet the train, date unknown.

From Chapter 8

Enlarge image


Image no: 25

A promotional poster of the Australian National Travel Association showing cattle droving through the inland of Australia near Alice Springs, 1932.

From Chapter 9

Enlarge image

Image no: 26

Extract from 'Important Happenings' prepared by the Northern Territory Administrator describing Mrs Evdokia Petrov's arrival in Darwin on the evening of 20 April 1954.

From Chapter 10

Enlarge image

Image no: 27

Letter sent by Prime Minister Robert Menzies to Mrs Evdokia Petrov granting her asylum in Australia, 1954.

From Chapter 10

Enlarge image


Image no: 28

Extract from the Northern Territory's first population census, 1881.

From Chapter 10

Enlarge image

Image no: 29

Extract from the Supreme Court Ordinance of 1911.

From Chapter 12

Enlarge image

Image no: 30

Dr Clyde Fenton with his aircraft, Darwin, 1937.

From Chapter 12

Enlarge image


Image no: 31

Extract from Darwin's earliest meteorological register, 1869.

From Chapter 14

Enlarge image

Image no: 32

Plan showing the site for the proposed Point Charles lighthouse, 1911.

From Chapter 15

Enlarge image

Image no: 33

An example of the type of letters Olive Pink wrote to the Northern Territory Administrator, 1959.

From Chapter 16

Enlarge image


Image no: 34

The Payne–Fletcher Board of Inquiry suggested a set of administrative maxims for public servants, 1937.

From Chapter 17

Enlarge image

Image no: 35

Front page of the 4 June 2008 Northern Territory News depicting administrative conflicts between Darwin and Alice Springs.

From Chapter 17

Enlarge image

Image no: 36

Commonwealth Government Records about the Northern Territory - Book rear cover

Enlarge image


Commonwealth Government Records about the Northern Territory - Book front cover

Enlarge image



TOP OF PAGE