Reading list

This reading list includes books that will give you a greater understanding of Northern Territory (NT) history.

Alford, Bob.
Darwin's Air War, 1942-1945: an illustrated history commemorating the Darwin Air Raids. Darwin: The Aviation Historical Society of the Northern Territory, 2011.
NTC 940.5442 ALFO

In the pre-war defence build-up Darwin was used as a staging post in attempts to defend Java and ended up with air raids starting on 19th February. This revised edition includes updated information on all air raids and reconnaissance operations.

Northern Territory dictionary of biography / edited by David Carment, Robyn Maynard, Alan Powell . Darwin: Charles Darwin University Press, 2008.

NTC REF 920.9429 NORT

The revised edition of the 'Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography' brings together the entries from the original three volumes and spans the period from the early British and French explorers of the NT coast to the mid-1990s and aims to provide a broad reflection of life in the Territory.

Powell, Alan.
Far Country: a short history of the Northern Territory. Carlton South, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2009.

NTC 994.29 POWE

This book covers a broad range of themes including Aboriginal society, European exploration and the early European colonial settlements, race relations, the struggle to establish viable industries, urban settlements, politics, local cultural elements, literature and some of the significant individuals.

First Australians: an illustrated history / edited by Rachel Perkins and Marcia Langton, with Wayne Atkinson [et al.] Carlton, Vic: SBS/Miegunyah Press, 2008.
NTC 994.0049915 FIRS

A history of Indigenous Australia with images of the landscape, nineteenth-century photography and Aboriginal art.

The explorers / edited and introduced by Tim Flannery. Melbourne, Vic. Text Publishing, 1998.

This anthology documents almost four centuries of exploration telling stories of courage and suffering, dispossession and conquest.

Last updated: 28 November 2017