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Welcome from the President

Welcome to the Historical Society of the Northern Territory. The Society is a voluntary organisation managed by a Council annually elected by members and has been continuously operating since 1964.

Membership is open to all individuals, families or institutions with an interest in history, especially Northern Territory history. We are also interested to hear from visitors with a historical interest. The Society operates a rich annual programme of lectures, outings and rural field trips to places of historical interest. Three dinner events are held each year to coincide with the Annual General Meeting, Patron's dinner and a Christmas brunch at the commencement of the holiday break.

The Society is linked to other community history groups around the nation through its membership of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies and is establishing links with other historically active organisations in the Northern Territory.

A more serious part of the Society's work is the encouragement and publication of local historical research. This is done by two means; the publication of an annual journal, Journal of Northern Territory History, and the printing and sale of edited manuscripts. The Society has a document and photograph collection that it manages in close association with the Northern Territory Archive Service and is often able to assist with specific historical inquiries.

Inquiries relating to membership, publications and attendance at functions, which are detailed on this site, and to local history issues are very welcome.



The current Council is:


Matthew James

Vice President

Bev Phelts

Secretary and public officer

Janie Mason


Lyn Reid

Minutes Secretary

Janie Mason


Judy Boland
Clayton Fredericksen
Earl James
Brian Reid
Alan Powell


How to become a member

Membership of the Society means that you will receive copies of the Newsletter and Journal. These will be posted to you shortly after your membership has been processed.

To join please download, complete and post the MEMBERSHIP FORM (PDF requires Acrobat Reader).


Family membership: two adults at one address $55.00

Individual membership: $45.00
Concession membership student/pensioner $30.00

Institutional membership (includes GST) $55.00



Download a copy of the Historical Society of the Northern Territory Constitution PDF