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Welcome to the Historical Society of the Northern Territory Australia

The Historical Society of the Northern Territory Incorporated was founded in 1964. The Society, as the name suggests, is particularly concerned with Northern Territory history.

The Society is administered by an elected Council which is based in Darwin. Each year the Council seeks advice from members as to the activities they would like to see planned for that year. Interested members are encouraged to stand for election to Council.

HSNT Membership

A voluntary organisation, membership is open to those individuals, families or institutions interested in history. To join please download, complete and post the MEMBERSHIP FORM (PDF requires Acrobat Reader).

HSNT Constitution

Download a copy of the Historical Society of the Northern Territory Constitution 2005 PDF or Word Doc


A monthly Newsletter is posted to members. We are now placing a PDF version of the most recent newsletters on the website. You can also access earlier versions of some of the newsletters.


The Historical Society engages in an active publishing program. View our Publications or Download the latest booklist and order form (PDF file).

Northern Territory Historical Studies: A Journal of History, Heritage and Archaeology

The journal publishes material on the history of the Northern Territory or on subjects which have some relevance to Northern Australia. The journal’s editorial committee welcomes the submission of articles, extracts from primary sources, book reviews, and notes on appropriate topics, which it can consider for publication. See: Information for Authors.




Pine Creek Chinatown
Pine Creek Chinatown (From Kirkbride Album) LaTrobe Picture Collection, State Library of Victoria

Historical Society of NT Activities

Reports (PDF) from our HSNT camping trips are now able to be viewed on the website:

Please view the Activities page


Book launches

Reports of some of our member's book launches are now available to download and read. Please view the Activities page


Auld's Compass

About our logo

Auld's Compass is used in the Historical Society of the Northern Territory's logo. Auld (from Adelaide) was one of the first surveyors to work in Darwin and the surrounding districts in the 1860s and 1870s

The Historical Society of the Northern Territory
P.O. Box 40544, CASUARINA Northern Territory Australia 0811

Secretary - Janie Mason, phone: 08 8946 6385 email: janie.mason@cdu.edu.au