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OUR LIBRARY is located at Unit 4, 84 Smith Street Darwin NT (opposite the Chinatown carpark entrance).   We are closed on Public Holidays.


Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am to 5.15 pm

Saturday 1pm to 5.30 pm

Northern Territory History Award 2016

Barkly Shire Deaths

Our Library will be undertakeing field trips and research into deaths occurring in this Shire, the land mass covers four major highways and several stock routes and many stations,  Aboriginal burial places, towns, outstations, lonely graves and settlements.  It is expected because of the enormous area that this project covers that it will take some considerable time before our findings can be published, however if researchers are looking for a death in this Shire, please contact our Library 89817363 or gsntinc@bigpond.net.au

We thank the NT Government for their assistance with these important projects.

     Community Programs and Volunteering 2016

Department of Social Services

The Library was successful in applyin for a Volunteers Grants which help supports the efforts of Australia’s volunteers and provides small amounts of money which organisations can use to help their volunteers. They are part of the Government’s work to support the volunteers who help disadvantaged Australian communities and encourage inclusion of vulnerable people in community life.



The aim of the Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory (GSNT) is to promote genealogical and family history research; to further the study of genealogy by the collection of historical data; to educate in genealogy and family history methods; and to urge the preservation of personal historical records.

Our Society holds Birth, Death and Marriage records for the British Settlement period which commenced in 1824, and Birth, Death and Marriage indexes from 1873 when newspapers began publication, to our current year, in addition we also have indexed articles that appear in the newspapers about families and events.  We have many unpublished indexes, if you are researching in the Northern Territory please contact us – gsntinc@bigpond.net.au

Due to the unique nature of the Territory, GSNT has undertaken a range of projects to identify more detailed information about people who have lived, worked and died here and those who travelled through the Territory.

NT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – is having a sale, For those looking for a present for someone special, why not give them a book ($5 to $10 off) or one of the great publications like Occasional Papers which are now half priced ($5 each).  If you have not every heard of Occasional Papers before, they are great stories about NT individuals or places, gifts don’t have to be expensive to let someone know you appreciate having them in your life, or by acknowledging something special where they have offered you help.