Brief history of the NT

It was not until 1 January 1911, a decade after Federation that the Northern Territory (NT) was separated from South Australia.  It was part of New South Wales from 1824-1863 with various border arrangements existing over its history from the date of European settlement in 1788. 

Due to the unique nature of the Territory, the Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory (GSNT) has undertaken a range of projects to gather more detailed information about people who have lived, died, worked and travelled through the Territory, dating back to 1824.  There were a wide variety of workers in the Territory during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, many of whom came from overseas and interstate.  If your ancestor has gone missing, you might find them here! 

As many of our members are in remote locations GSNT has invested in providing a website that aims to help members with their research.  It provides a range of research tools and links, not just for NT and Indigenous resources but for other parts of Australia and overseas, including China, British India, New Guinea, UK, NZ, and Canada.