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NEWSLETTER November 2004

Congratulations

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY

Professor David Carment, the Society's Honorary Secretary, has been made a Fellow of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies in recognition of his significant academic and community contribution to the study of history and heritage in Australia.

Kay Goon, a Council member, received a special award from the National Trust during Heritage Week in recognition of her outstanding services as a Trust volunteer, particularly at Government House open days.

Society President Dr Brian Reid's book, The Menzies School of Health Research: Establishment, 1978-1997, was short-listed for the inaugural Chief Minister's Northern Territory History Book Award. The Society also published the book.

Society member Christine Gordon was awarded her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in History at a recent Charles Darwin University graduation ceremony for her thesis 'The Catholic Church and the Status of Aboriginal Women: Port Keats 1935-1958'.

Also awarded a PhD degree in History at the same ceremony was former member Eve Gibson, who now lives in Tasmania, for her thesis 'Beyond the Boundary: A History of Land Use and Planning in Fannie Bay 1869-2000'.

 

David Bridgman, Acclimatisation: Architecture at the Top End of Australia, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, Canberra, 2003 and 2004, ISBN 1863180338.

END OF YEAR RECESS

The Society is, as usual, in recess during December and January. Its Council wishes all members and friends a very happy Christmas and New Year.

2005 PROGRAM

The lecture series in 2005 is on the history of cultural diversity in the Northern Territory. Field trips are still being planned but that in late July may be to the Murranji Track or Port Roper.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

The Society's annual Christmas Brunch takes place from 10.00 AM on Sunday 28 November 2004 in the Waterhole Restaurant, Darwin Central Hotel, Knuckey Street, Darwin. The cost is $30 per person for a full buffet breakfast. This is always a most enjoyable and relaxing occasion.

Please return with payment of $30 per person to the Historical Society at its postal address by 23 November 2004. Cheques/money orders should be to the 'Historical Society of the Northern Territory'.

  • Name/names
  • Contact telephone number or email address

 

NEWSLETTER October 2004

NEXT LECTURE

The last Society lecture for 2004 takes place at 8.00 PM on Wednesday 27 October 2004 in the theatre, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Bullocky Point, Darwin . The distinguished Northern Territory historian Emeritus Professor Alan Powell speaks on the role of military engineers in the Northern Territory during the Second World War. Refreshments will, as usual, follow the lecture.

Please contact the Historical Society with payment of $30 per person at its postal address if you wish to attend.

Include the Name/names, contact telephone number or email address

Cheques/money orders should be to the Historical Society of the Northern Territory.

CHRISTMAS BRUNCH

The Society's annual Christmas Brunch takes place from 10.00 AM on Sunday 28 November 2004 in the Waterhole Restaurant, Darwin Central Hotel, Knuckey Street, Darwin. The cost is $30 per person for a full buffet breakfast. This is always a most enjoyable and relaxing occasion. Please complete and return the form below if you wish to attend.

BIOGRAPHY OF HISTORICAL SOCIETY COUNCIL MEMBER

E A (Janie) Mason, Registered Nurse (triple certificate), MSc Melbourne , worked following completion of her nursing training in acute care, midwifery and bush nursing in Aboriginal and mining communities. She became a secondary Science/Mathematics teacher before moving into tertiary education. She is Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Health Sciences at Charles Darwin University. Her areas of interest are socio-cultural issues in health, nursing/health care in the political economy, bioethics and advanced nursing practice/remote area nursing.

Responsibility for the Northern Territory Nursing Museum at the University drew Janie into the Historical Society and also Museums Australia (NT). This small museum is staffed by volunteers and has permanent displays open to the public during office hours in Buildings 23 and 28 at the Casuarina Campus. Janie has been active in professional organisations and the trade union movement for more than 30 years.

She was made a Life Member of the National Tertiary Education Union in 1997 and is currently the first woman President of the Northern Territory Trades and Labor Council. She was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 for service to Australian society in union leadership.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY

Diana Giese, 'Living History', in National Library of Australia News, September 2004, pp 18-21.

Katherine West Health Board, Something Special: The Inside Story of the Katherine West Health Board, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2003, ISBN 0855754451.

David A Roberts, 'Nautical Themes in Aboriginal Rock Paintings of Mount Borradaile, Western Arnhem Land', in The Great Circle, vol 26, no 1, 2004, pp 19-50.

Paul A Rosenzweig (Society member), 'Darwin Frontiersman A32087 Lieutenant-Colonel Jack Haydon, MBE, ED, JP, LCM, AMM, CDM', in The Australian Frontiersman, vol 9, no 1, 2004, pp 30-32 and vol 9, no 2, 2004, pp 23-35.

David Piers Thomas, Reading Doctors' Writing: Race, Politics and Power in Indigenous Health Research 1870-1969, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2004, ISBN 08555754385.


 

NEWSLETTER September 2004

PATRON'S DINNER

COUNCIL MEMBER'S BIOGRAPHY

The annual Patron's Dinner is from 7.30 PM on Wednesday 29 September 2004 in Bogart's Restaurant, Parap. The dinner commemorates the fortieth anniversary of the Society's foundation in 1964. The first Honorary Secretary, Earl James, and his wife are guests at the dinner and Earl will speak briefly about his memories of the Society's beginnings. It is also hoped, although this is yet to be finally confirmed, that the Director of the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Anna Malgorzewicz, can speak.

The cost is $25 per person for a delicious three-course meal. The speaker will be announced in the September newsletter.

If you wish to attend please contact the Society at its postal address with payment of $25 per person (cheques and money orders to 'Historical Society of the Northern Territory') by 23 September 2004, with the name/names and contact telephone number and/or email address of those attending.

BACK TO BIRDUM

The Friends of the North Australia Railway are inviting expressions of interest to join the convoy to the 75th anniversary celebrations of the first train to Birdum on Saturday 4 September and Sunday 5 September 2004. The suggested itinerary is leaving Darwin by approximately 5.00 PM on 3 September, an overnight stay at Katherine, arriving at Birdum at lunch time on the Saturday for an overnight camping stay and returning to Darwin on the Sunday afternoon.

Please contact Rilla Kerr on 0419367531 or Trevor Horman on 0417838578 as soon as you can if you wish to participate.

Following the inclusion of a brief biography of the President, Dr Brian Reid, in a recent newsletter, information on another Council member follows.

Bev Phelts, BA (Hons) NTU, has been on the Society Council for about ten years and has been Minutes Secretary and Treasurer.

She recently took over as Publications Officer from Nina Cameron. She arrived in Darwin from Melbourne in 1979, wanting to escape from the cold and feeling the need for a new life.

Her day job has been with the Northern Territory Government for the last 17 years, licensing water drillers and working on various projects. Bev recently completed her PhD thesis at Charles Darwin University on the history of water development in the Northern Territory. It is now being examined.

After five and a half years of work towards the thesis, this momentous occasion is being celebrated with a trip to Europe during September and October.

2004 Annual History Colloquium

The Australian National University, Charles Darwin University, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory

The colloquium takes place in the theatre, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Bullocky Point, Darwin on Saturday 9 October 2004 and Sunday 10 October 2004.

Download the program (PDF file)

 


 

NEWSLETTER August 2004

NEXT LECTURE

PATRON'S DINNER


The next lecture in the Society's transport and communications series takes place from 8.00 PM on Wednesday 25 August 2004 in the Community Room, Casuarina Library (please note the different venue).

Dr Brian Reid, the Society's President and a well-known medical historian, discusses the history of aerial medical services in the Northern Territory. Discussion and refreshments will, as usual, follow the lecture.

COX PENINSULA FIELD TRIP

The next field trip is on Sunday 29 August 2004. Bob Alford, a prominent Territory historian and Chair of the Northern Territory Heritage Advisory Council, takes participants on a tour of historic sites, especially crashed Second World War aircraft, in the Cox Peninsula.

Participants travel in private vehicles and need to meet Bob at the intersection of the Stuart Highway and the Cox Peninsula Road at 9.00 AM on 29 August.

They should also bring food and drink they will need for the day. The trip finishes in good time for a late afternoon return to Darwin.

If you would like to participate in the field trip please contact the Society at its postal address or email David.Carment@cdu.edu.au by 23 August 2004.

Include the following information:

  • Name/Names
  • Are you willing to take additional passengers? If so, how many?
  • Do you need transport?
  • Contact telephone number and/or email address.

NEW HONORARY LIFE MEMBER

Congratulations go to Nina Cameron, a long-serving Council member who recently stepped down as Honorary Publications Officer after many years in that role, for her outstanding services to the Society

The annual Patron's Dinner is from 7.30 PM on Wednesday 29 September 2004 in Bogart's Restaurant, Parap.

The cost is $25 per person for a delicious three-course meal. The speaker will be announced in the September newsletter.

If you wish to attend please contact the Society at its postal address with payment of $25 per person (cheques and money orders to 'Historical Society of the Northern Territory') by 23 September 2004, with the name/names and contact telephone number and/or email address of those attending.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY

David Carment, 'Political Chronicle: Northern Territory, July to December 2003', in Australian Journal of Politics and History, 50 (2), 2004, pp 301-307.

John Chesterman & Heather Douglas, '"Their Ultimate Absorption": Assimilation in 1930s Australia', in Journal of Australian Studies, 81, 2004, pp 47-58.

Diana Wood Conroy, 'Fabricating Change: Bathurst and Melville Islands', in Diana Wood Conroy (ed), Fabrics of Change: Trading Identities, Faculty of Creative Arts, University of Wollongong, 2004, ISBN 1741280470, pp 26-39.

Russell McGregor, 'Develop the North: Aborigines, the Environment and Australian Nationhood in the 1930s', in Journal of Australian Studies, 81, 2004, pp 33-46.

Andrew Moore, 'From the Strand to Borroloola: M H Ellis as Pioneer Motorist', in Journal of Australian Studies, 81, 2004, pp 83-92.  


 

NEWSLETTER July 2004

KIMBERLEY FIELD TRIP

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY


As advised in previous newsletters, the major trip for 2004 is being very ably organised by Wendy Carter, a Society member living in Kununurra, Western Australia. It takes participants to the Kimberley area between 23 and 25 July 2004.

Click here to download a revised itinerary. It will greatly help the Society's planning to know the approximate number of participants as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, please contact the Society at its postal address or email David.Carment@cdu.edu.au with the following information:

  • Name/Names
  • Are you willing to take additional passengers? If so, how many?
  • Do you need transport?
  • Contact telephone number and/or email address

EW HISTORICAL SOCIETY BOOK

The Society's latest book is Creed Lovegrove's Brolga at Large: The Recollections and Perceptions of a Territory Boy and Native Affairs Patrol Officer, ISBN 1876450487. Copies can be ordered from the Society at its postal address or Nina.Cameron@cdu.edu.au.The cost is $30 plus $4 for postage.

PATRON’S DINNER

The annual Patron’s Dinner takes place on the evening of Wednesday 29 September 2004. Further details appear in the next newsletter.

David Carment (Society member), 'History at Charles Darwin University', in History Australia, vol 1, no 2, 2004.

Jacquie Williams, Cyclone Child: Cyclone Tracy in the Maternity Ward, The author, Casuarina, 2004, ISBN 064643406.

 'Yanyuwa Placenames', in Placenames Australia, June 2004.

150th ANNIVERSARY OF THE EUREKA STOCKADE

The Historical Society welcomes the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory’s decision to establish a Northern Territory Reference Group with a $15,000 budget that will arrange celebrations of the 150th anniversary of the Eureka Stockade on 3 December 2004.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY LECTURES

Attendees at future Society lectures will be asked to make gold coin donations to help cover the cost of refreshments.


 

NEWSLETTER June 2004

NEXT LECTURE

Historical Society Council 2004-2005

The next lecture in the Society's transport and communications series takes place from 8.00PM on Wednesday 30 June 2004 in the theatre, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin. Margaret Clinch, a very well known Darwin historian and environmental activist, speaks on Darwin's wharf precinct. Refreshments follow the lecture.

KIMBERLEY FIELD TRIP
As advised in previous newsletters, the major trip for 2004 is being very ably organised by Wendy Carter, a Society member living in Kununurra, Western Australia. It takes participants to the Kimberley area between 23 and 25 July 2004.  Download the itinerary. It will greatly help the Society's planning to know the approximate number of participants as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, please contact the Society at its postal address or email David.Carment@cdu.edu.au with the following information:

  • Name/Names
  • Are you willing to take additional passengers? If so, how many?
  • Do you need transport?
  • Contact telephone number and/or email address

DARWIN WHARF PRECINCT
Information on the Northern Territory Government's waterfront project can be found at www.waterfront.nt.gov.au .

For further information on what can be done to recognise the wharf precinct's very significant history and heritage please contact the Society at its postal address or David.Carment@cdu.edu.au . Full details will then be sent to you. The Society Council is keen to ensure that proper attention is given to the precinct's historical and heritage values in any future development there.

EARLY TERRITORY FILMS

The Deckchair Cinema is seeking old film footage of Darwin that sheds light on the city's history. Please contact Georgia Glen or Melissa Campbell on 08 8941 4377 or deckchaircinema@octa4.net.au if you can assist here.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY

Marian Devitt (ed), True North: Contemporary Writing from the Northern Territory, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, 2004, ISBN 1876248912.

Penny Edwards & Shen Yuanfang (eds), Lost in the Whitewash: Aboriginal-Asian Encounters in Australia, 1901-2001, Humanities Research Centre, The Australian National University, Canberra, 2003, ISBN 0731533488.


NEWSLETTER May 2004

NEXT LECTURE

Historical Society Council 2004-2005

The next lecture in the Society's 2004 transport and communications series takes place from 8.00 PM on Wednesday 26 May 2004 in the theatre, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Bullocky Point, Darwin. David Carment, Professor of History at Charles Darwin University, discusses the cultural heritage of the Overland Telegraph Line in Central Australia. Refreshments will, as usual, follow the lecture.

KIMBERLEY FIELD TRIP

As advised in previous newsletter, the major trip for 2004 is being very ably organised by Wendy Carter, a Society member living in Kununurra, Western Australia. It takes participants to the Kimberley area between 23 and 25 July 2004.   Preliminary information was attached to an earlier newsletter but there may be some small changes to the proposed itinerary. Notification of these will be in a future newsletter.

It will greatly help the Society's planning to know the approximate number of participants as soon as possible. If you have not already done so, please complete and return the form below if you are interested at this stage in taking part.

If you are interested at this stage in taking part in the Kimberley Field Trip please return to the Society at its postal address or email David.Carment@cdu.edu.au

  • Name/Names
  • Are you willing to take additional passengers? If so, how many?
  • Do you need transport?
  • Contact telephone number and/or email address

NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY A-Z

Shortly after 11 AM on ABC Radio 8DDD each Monday (except for public holidays), Historical Society members David Carment and Bill Wilson are talking about historical figures in the Northern Territory with a surname beginning with a different letter of the alphabet on each occasion.

 

The following Council was elected at the recent Annual General Meeting.
President: Dr Brian Reid
Vice-President: Emeritus Professor Alan Powell
Honorary Secretary: Professor David Carment
Honorary Treasurer: Ms Judy Boland
Honorary Minutes Secretary: Ms Janie Mason
Council: Ms Nina Cameron (Publications), Ms Yvonne Forrest (Archives), Ms Kay Goon, Dr David Mearns, Ms Bev Phelts (Publicity).

The meeting thanked the outgoing Honorary Treasurer, Bev Phelts, for her outstanding work.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY

Eleanor Conlin Casella & Clayton Fredericksen (Society member), 'Legacy of the "Fatal Shore": The Heritage and Archaeology of Confinement in Post-Colonial Australia', in Journal of Social Archaeology, 4 (1), 2004, 100-124.

Kathy De La Rue (Society member), The Evolution of Darwin 1869-1911: A History of the Northern Territory's Capital City During the Years of South Australian Administration, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, 2004, ISBN 1876248904 (available at Charles Darwin University Bookshop).

John Mulvaney, 'Paddy Cahill of Oenpelli', Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2004, ISBN 0855754567.

Robert Wainwright, 'The Lost Boy: A Search for Life, A Triumph of Outback Spirit', Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2004, ISBN 174114342X.

Bill Wilson & Justin O'Brien (Society members), '"To Infuse a Universal Terror": A Reappraisal of the Coniston Killings', in Aboriginal History, 27, 2003, 59-68.


NEWSLETTER April 2004

NEXT LECTURE

DARWIN PORT AREA

The next lecture in the Society's 2004 transport and communications series takes place from 8.00 PM on Wednesday 28 April 2004 in room 99, Building 22 (Business), Casuarina Campus, Charles Darwin University (very close to the University bus stop). Please note the different venue: neither the Museum theatre nor the Casuarina Library's community room were available. Richard Luxton, a Society member with a long and distinguished record in the preservation of the Northern Territory's heritage, speaks on the historic Daly Waters airstrip and hangar. Refreshments will, as usual, follow the lecture.

FIELD TRIPS

As advised in the last newsletter, the major trip for 2004 is being very ably organised by Wendy Carter, a Society member living in Kununurra, Western Australia. It takes participants to the Kimberley area between 23 and 25 July 2004.   Preliminary information was attached to the last newsletter but there may be some small changes to the proposed itinerary. Notification of these will be in a future newsletter. It will greatly help the Society's planning to know the approximate number of participants as soon as possible.

If you are interested at this stage in taking part in the Kimberley Field Trip please return to the Society at its postal address or email David.Carment@cdu.edu.au

  • Name/Names
  • Are you willing to take additional passengers? If so, how many?
  • Do you need transport?
  • Contact telephone number and/or email address

ELECTRONICALLY DELIVERED NEWSLETTERS

The Society Council is considering sending its newsletters by email to those members who would like to receive them this way. Email delivery has the advantage of reducing postage costs. Please let the Honorary Secretary know at David.Carment@cdu.edu.au if you are interested in this form of delivery.

It is important that places of historic significance in the Darwin port area are legally protected. For this to occur that they need to be nominated to the Northern Territory's Heritage Register. Society members are encouraged to make nominations. The most urgent priority is Goyder's Camp.

Please contact the Society if further information regarding the nomination process is required.

NEW SOCIETY BOOK

The latest Society publication is the beautifully illustrated Pat Forster, The Navy in Darwin 1941-1943: A Graphic Record from a Sailor's Sketchbooks . This is a revised edition of a book originally published in 1992 and long out of print. The first edition attracted considerable interest and praise. Copies of this and other Society publications can be ordered using the enclosed publications order form.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY

Stephen Gray, Criminal Laws Northern Territory, The Federation Press, Sydney, 2004, ISBN 1862874956 (includes a chapter on the history of Northern Territory criminal law).

Ivan Jordan, Their Way: Towards an Indigenous Warlpiri Christianity, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, 2003, ISBN 1376248874.

John Nicholson, The Incomparable Captain Caddell, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 2004, ISBN 1741141087.


NEWSLETTER March 2004

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

FORTIETH BIRTHDAY

The Annual General Meeting of the Society takes place from 7.30 PM on Wednesday 31 March 2004 at Bogart's Restaurant, 52 Gregory Street, Parap. It is followed with an excellent dinner for which the cost is $25 a head. Please complete and return the form below if you are attending the dinner. Nominations are called for the following positions: President; Vice-President; Honorary Secretary; Honorary Treasurer; Honorary Minutes Secretary; members of Council (including Council members responsible for Archives and Publications). Written nominations can be sent before the meeting to the Society at its postal address. Members are able to nominate themselves. Nominations can also be made at the Annual General Meeting.

FIELD TRIPS

The major trip for 2004 is being very ably organised by Wendy Carter, a Society member living in Kununurra, Western Australia. It takes participants to the Kimberley area between 23 and 25 July 2004. Preliminary information is attached but there may be some small changes to the proposed itinerary. These will be advised in a future newsletter. Please note the details in the information provided regarding bookings. Suggestions for day trips that the Council is considering include visits to the Shoal Bay Aboriginal middens and to Mandorah.

BRARBARA JAMES PRIZE

The annual prize that the Society donates to Charles Darwin University for excellence in North Australian history has been renamed the Barbara James Prize after one of the Society's most distinguished members. Barbara studied North Australian history at the University (when it was the Darwin Institute of Technology) during the mid 1980s.

The Society celebrates its fortieth birthday in 2004. An appropriate celebration is being considered.

HERITAGE LEGISLATION REVIEW

The Society Council is making a submission to the review of the Northern Territory's heritage legislation. The submission will emphasize the need for a Heritage Council with statutory powers and to include an historian.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY

Hal Alexander & Phil Griffiths (Eds), A Few Rough Reds: Stories of Rank & File Organising, Australian Society for the Study of Labour History, Canberra Region Branch, Canberra, 2003, ISBN 0909944083

Geraldine Byrne, Tom and Jack: A Frontier Story, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 2003, ISBN 1920731075

Regina Ganter, 'China and the Beginning of Australian History', in The Great Circle, vol. 25, no. 1, 2003.

Kate Lance, Redbill: From Pearls to Peace - The Life and Times of a Remarkable Lugger, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Fremantle, 2004, ISBN 1920731423

Hilda Jarman Muir, Very Big Journey: My Life as I Remember It, Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, 2004, ISBN 0855753978

Paul A Rosenzweig (Society member), 'Decorated Volunteers: Two Early Members of the Australian Militia', in The Australian Reservist, no. 6, 2003.

Paul A Rosenzweig, 'The Northern Territory's First Long Service Medal', in Sabretache, vol. XLIV, no. 4, 2003.


NEWSLETTER February 2004

NEXT LECTURE

RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON NORTHERN TERRITORY HISTORY

The theme for the Society's 2004 lecture series is transport and communication in the Northern Territory. A varied program is being organised. The first lecture for the year takes place on Wednesday 25 February 2004, commencing at 8.00 PM in the theatre, Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Bullocky Point, Darwin. The speaker is Trevor Horman, the leading figure in the recent and very successful restoration and interpretation of the Adelaide River North Australia Railway historic precinct. He will discuss some of the activities in which he has been involved at Adelaide River. Refreshments, as usual, follow the lecture. All interested persons are most welcome to attend.

DEATH OF JOHN KERR

The Society Council has passed on its condolences to the President of the Federation of Australian Historical Societies, Dr Ruth Kerr, on the sudden death of her husband John. John was also a distinguished historian, who published widely on aspects of the history of Queensland and was active in the Royal Historical Society of Queensland. He visited the Northern Territory and was well known and highly respected among Historical Society of the Northern Territory members.

'HISTORY DETECTIVES'

This year the ABC has a new television series called 'History Detectives', commencing in April. It is described as a 'look at historical mysteries and investigations that uncover something revelatory about a personal and shared past'. Any suggestions about stories for the series can go to Albert Koomen, telephone 89433122 or 0418412800, email koomen.albert@abc.net.au.

Bernie Brian (society member), 'Treason in the Tropics: Darwin's Northern Standard , 1921-1955', Australian Studies in Journalism, 12, 2003.

Judy Cannon, 'Bush Policeman with the Soul of an Artist', National Library of Australia News, XIV (4), 2004.

David Carment (Society member), 'Presenting Mining's Past in the Northern Territory', Journal of Australasian Mining History, 1 (1), 2003.

David Carment (Society member), 'Political Chronicle: Northern Territory, January to June 2003', The Australian Journal of Politics and History, 49 (4), 2003.

Kathryn England, 'Lasseter: the Man, the Legend, the Gold', Vital Signs, 5, 2003.

Bill Wilson (Society member), To be Faithful, True and Brave: A History of St John Ambulance in the Northern Territory from 1928 to 2003, St John Ambulance (NT), Casuarina, 2003, ISBN 0-9581989-0-X.