NT history under the spotlight 


Some of Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) leading academics and researchers are featured in the latest Journal of Northern Territory History.

Topics covered range from an analysis of the 2005 Northern Territory election and the development of the Territory’s criminal justice system from 1869 to 1911, to a fascinating look at the role of American Army Engineers in the Top End during WW2.

The latest issue contains the following articles:

Stephen Gray, CDU, Law in a Lawless Town: the Development of the Criminal Justice System in the Northern Territory from 1869 to 1911

David Carment and Bill Wilson, CDU, A "Political Tsunami"? The 2005 Northern Territory Election

Alan Powell, CDU, An Engineer's War 1: American Army Engineers in the Northern Territory, 1942-1944

Valerie Fletcher, Northern Territory Mining in an Uncertain Decade: 1901-1910

Anita Angel, CDU, "The Voice from Above": A Northern Territory Literary Tradition?

J A L Bender, CDU, Land Acquisition and the Early Development of RAAF Station Darwin

Tim Jones, David and Isaac Daniels and the Mt Wells Tin Mine

Jessie Litchfield, Darwin and the 1934 Air Race

There are also book reviews by Mickey Dewar, MAGNT, Richard Baker, ANU, and Stephen Garnett, CDU.

Copies can be ordered at $25 each from the Historical Society of the Northern Territory, PO Box 40544, Casuarina NT 0811 (payment must be by cheque or money order to the Society).

Possible articles for the Journal can be sent to its Editor, Emeritus Professor Alan Powell, School of Creative Arts & Humanities, Charles Darwin University, Darwin NT 0909 or to alan.powell@cdu.edu.au.