To be held on Saturday 12th September at 1.30pm in the Society's Library, 1st floor, 25 Cavenagh Street, Darwin - a copy of the financial report is available, please phone 8981 7363 during library hours for a copy of this report - Monday & Tuesday 9.30am to 5.15 pm and Saturday 1pm to 5.30 pm.  All Committee positions will be declared vacant, nominations will close on the 5th September 2015.



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  We have many unpublished indexes, if you are researching in the Northern Territory please contact us – gsntinc@bigpond.net.au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.


Membership Reminder:

GSNT MEMBERSHIP BECAME DUE ON 1 July for the 2015/2016 financial year

Members not re-joining us this financial year please let us know gsntinc@bigpond.net.au


City of Darwin Council

2014 'Unearthing our Pioneers' $10,000

Unearthing our Pioneers aims to establish the final resting place within the Palmerston Cemetery of those 1230+ Pioneers presumed to be buried there.  Our volunteers have spent many months collating information to confirm or correct the current signage displayed at the Cemetery.  The listing is for those who have a surviving headstone and does not reflect the actual number of graves. The original size of the cemetery was 48 acres.

Our research will establish an extensive listing of those who are buried in the Palmerston Cemetery regardless of whether they have a headstone or not. The Cemetery is a heritage listed site and it was the first official cemetery for the Northern Territory. Many visitors come to the site and go away disappointed when they don't find their relative's names listed, and then think they are not buried there. We hope our work will help those to find the last resting place of their relatives.


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 Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program

Our Society received a grant of $5,000 under the Department of the Chief Minister's Anzac Centenary Community Grant Program, to complete as far as possible the missing details of death and burial places of our returned ANZACS thus adding further depth to our knowledge of their sacrifices.


Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory Inc (GSNT)

The Family History Place


The Northern Territory Government through an NT Seniors Grant has provided us the opportunity to once again organise more of our well known “talks”.  There will be no charge for entry but bookings are essential to ensure we have sufficient seating.

Morning tea will be provided

Talks will be held each Thursday during August (Seniors Month)

9.45am for a 10am start and finish about 11.30am.

                                                       06th  August

                                                       13th August

                                                       20th August

                                                       27th  August 

Thurs 06 August

Ray Andersson

Experiences and observations of actions on the Western Front of WW1.  Extracts of personal observations and actions during the war on the Western Front between 1917 and 1919 taken from the diary of 6701 Pte Haerl Andersson. A digger’s reflection and grandson’s interpretation.

Thurs 13th August

Norm Cramp

Japanese War Criminal Trial held in Darwin in 1946

Many people are aware of the Japanese war criminal trials that were held in various locations in the South-West Pacific following Japan’s surrender and the cessation of hostilities in World War Two (WW2) in September 1945. What a lot of people don’t know is the fact that there were war criminal trials held in Darwin in 1946.

Thurs 20th August

Peter Poole

St John Ambulance in the Northern Territory, Australia and The World. Time flies when you are having fun!

Thurs 27th August

Ray Andersson

In search of the man who never existed. The experience of a family historian searching for the history of a man who was never born and never died, but left a family legacy. Genealogy for the family detective