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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



Our Society was successful in obtaining an NT Heritage Grant for $14 859.00 for the Palmerston Cemetery located on Goyder Road Parap.

The work we propose to undertake is work identified in the three Conservation & Management Plans or studies.

The Burial Register (the only one uncovered to date) commences 1885 finishes 1919 yet the GSNT continues to find deaths in the Palmerston/Darwin area outside (and inside) that period whose likely internment place is the Pioneer Cemetery.  Burials now far exceed the 400 sites recorded in the burial register and the GSNT considers it appropriate that some certainty as to their resting place be given to families and descendants of these founders of Darwin.

  • This work is expected to:-•
  • assist in fulfilling the recommendations made by the abovementioned reports 
  • enable full interpretation of the site which we believe will reveal otherwise lost family connections to the region and 
  • entice families & descendants to support maintenance of the cemetery into the future thereby maintaining the cultural significance of the cemetery and the stories of our past for the generations to come and
  • supporting the local economy through the tourist industry

Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) will be used to determine if unknown graves exist.



The CBF has given assistance to our Library that will enable us to provide an improved IT service to those seeking to reconnect to families.  Without the CBF's help some of our services would have been curtailed




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  We have many unpublished indexes, if you are researching in the Northern Territory please contact us – [email protected]

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.