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Commonwealth Government Records about the Northern Territory

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1 North Queensland Register, 12 January 1911.

2 NAA: A461, A412/1/2 part 1, Northern Territory miscellaneous, 2 March 1935

3 NAA: A461, A412/1/2 part 2, Northern Territory miscellaneous, 26 August 1948

4 Alistair Heatley and Graham Nicholson, Select Constitutional Documents on the Northern Territory (Darwin, 1989), p. 27.

5 The original document is held by State Records of South Australia; SRSA Adelaide: GRG224/31.

6 Finniss kept a diary recording events relating to the survey; State Records of South Australia: GRG35/637.

7 NAA: E1636, Register of requests for refund of purchase money under the Northern Territory Amendment Act 1868 (London register), 1869–70.

8 Goyder kept a diary which recorded events relating to the survey; State Records of South Australia: GRG35/655.

9 John McDouall Stuart's exploration of the Northern Territory, and the subsequent construction of the overland telegraph line, was the subject of a documentary entitled A Wire Through the Heart shown on ABC television in 2007.

10 David Carment and Sue Harlow, 'A History of Mining in the Northern Territory', in Donovan and Associates, A Mining History of Australia, Part 1 (Blackwood, 1995), p. 116.

11 Government Resident's Report on the Northern Territory for the Year 1889, p. 7.

12 Timothy G Jones, Pegging the Northern Territory: The History of Mining in the Northern Territory of Australia, 1873–1946, p. 144.

13 Darrell Lewis, The Murranji Track: Ghost Road of the Drovers (Rockhampton, 2007).

14 Report of the Northern Territory Commission; together with the Minutes of Proceedings, Evidence and Appendices; South Australia Parliamentary Papers (1895), volume 2, paper 19.

15 Northern Territory Report of the Administrator for the Year 1912, p. 65; Commonwealth Parliamentary Papers (1913), volume III, pp. 227–385

16 NAA: A3, NT1914/3401, Pastoral permits Northern Territory.

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

18 Copies of reports for the period 1879–1910 are also held by the National Archives in Canberra. NAA: AA1968/288.

19 Ross Duncan, The Northern Territory Pastoral Industry (Melbourne, 1967), pp. 149–56.


Chapter 1
The Northern Territory of South Australia, 1863-1911