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Historical Society NT Book Launches

Please click on the link to download a PDF file and read about the following book launches.

  • Launch of The Spinifex is Green by Earl James on 4 June 2015
    Earl's book was launched by the Hon Gary Nairn, former federal member and current Chairman of the Northern Territory Planning Commission.

  • Launched Val Fletcher book on the north south railway 1869-2001
    Val's book was launched on the 6 Ausgust by Clare Martin past Chief Minister & Minister for the Railway

  • Launched Eve Gibson's book Beyond the Boundary Fannie Bay 1869-2001
    Against the background of a spectacular sunset, Emeritus Professor David Carment launched Eve Gibson's book Beyond the Boundary Fannie Bay 1869-2001 at the Darwin Sailing Club on 14 June 2011.

  • Launch of Dr Bev Phelts book, Felix Ernest Holmes on 31 May 2011
    Bev's new book was launched in the Darwin Plaza Building by Robert Knight MLA, Minister for Essential Services. The Minister and Bev also unveiled two plaques which commemorate Felix Holmes and the Darwin Plaza Building as the site of Darwin's first public "power station".

  • Dr Brian Reid's - book launch
    President, Dr Brian Reid held his book launch at the Historial Society's AGM on 23 March 2011.

  • Mickey Dewar - Darwin No Place Like Home. At Darwin's Annual History Colloquium on 6 November 2010, Emeritus Professor David Carment launched Dr Mickey Dewar's book, Darwin - No Place Like Home: Australia's Northern Capital in the 1950s through a Social History of Housing. Her book published by the Historial Society of the NT examines the evolution of the Darwin community through its private and public housing schemes. Dr Dewar also addresses the housing reconstruction of Darwin after the cyclones of 1897, 1937 and Cyclone Tracy in 1974, and after the bombing of Darwin in WW2.

  • Contact Zones by Matthew Stephen. On 25 November 2010, Contact Zones was launched at Darwin?s Angus and Robertson Bookshop by renowned Territorian, Charlie King. Dr Matthew Stephen?s book takes a unique look at a history of Territory Indigenous athletes.

  • St Mary's Primary School by Bev Phelts
    On 25 May 2009, Bev Phelts, a long standing Council Member with the Historical Society of the NT had her book St Mary’s Primary School Darwin: Its Life and Times 1908-2008 launched. His Eminence Cardinal George Pell launched Bev’s book at the Northern Territory’s Parliament House.

  • Mud-Punchers, Racehorses and a Roadhouse: Bob and Mavis Lindon in Northern Australia 1950s-1980s by Steve Farram was launched at the Darwin Racing Club in the appropriately named Wood Room on 8 April 2009. The Historical Society of the NT and author, Steve Farram and Mavis Lindon and son Wayne along with 60 others were present at the book launch. The book is about Bob and Mavis’ amazing life drilling for water in remote regions, managing the Renner Springs Roadhouse and founding the local racing club.

  • Tales from the Field NT Water Resources. Historical Society member, Bev Phelts book was launched at the 9th National Conference on Hydraulics in Water Engineering, Darwin Convention Centre on Wednesday 24 September 2008. Ian Lancaster, Director of Water Management launched the book. Peter Garone retired ex-Director of Drilling and Hydrogeology entertained the crowd with amusing stories from the past.

  • Pearl Ogden launched her book on the Fullers of Katherine. On 30 August 2008, Pearl Ogden launched her 11th book titled The Fuller Family of the Katherine Region in the beautiful grounds of O’Keefe House, Katherine. Those who attended the launch were treated to morning tea as Pearl spoke about the Fullers who were just one branch of her family tree. The Fullers were drovers, pastoralists, peanut farmers and medical staff who arrived in the Katherine region during the late 1800s.


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