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Births, deaths and marriages: Northern Territory

This State Library of South Australia guide includes information on cemeteries, church records, burials and probate (wills). Information for other states is also included.

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Raising the Telegraph at Darwin 1871

Landing the telegraph cable (PRG 742/5/84)

Almanacs and Directories

Vaiben Louis Solomon, editor of the Northern Territory Times 1884-1898 (B 3685)

N.T. Times Almanac and Directory 1885-1896 (some years on microfiche)

Northern Territory year book 1899

Northern Territory births, deaths & marriages

Compulsory registration of all births, deaths and marriages for the Northern Territory began on 24 August 1870.

These official records are held at the Northern Territory Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.

Earlier registrations (prior to 24 August 1870) may be found at the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Office of South Australia.

Records on microfiche

NT Cemetery records in the State Library of SA

Northern Territory Library

Death records

Due to restrictions placed by the supplier this online index may only be accessed within the Library:

Northern Territory Government Records

Until 1912 the Northern Territory was administered by the South Australian government. Northern Territory government records up until 1912 are held by State Records of South Australia.

Alice Springs Telegraph Station, drawing by Edwin Berry 1872 (B 1891)