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Records Territory : Northern Territory Archives Service newsletter



Records Territory : Northern Territory Archives Service newsletter


Northern Territory. Department of Natural Resources, Environment, The Arts and Sport. Northern Territory Archives Service


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Date:2008-08; Made available via the Publications (Legal Deposit) Act 2004 (NT).; This publication contains may contain links to external sites. These external sites may no longer be active.




Northern Territory Archives Service; Archives; Record management; Northern Territory; Periodicals

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Northern Territory Government

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no. 33

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Records Territory 5 This also occurred in record series such as F68, F69, and F77. The series F68 includes correspondence fi les of the Alice Springs Police Station 1928-1945. During this time in Territory administration the police service, especially in more remote parts of the Territory, was responsible for a range of duties outside the normal work of law and order, including census collection. They were also heavily involved in activities concerning Aboriginal people within their jurisdictions. This record series covers a range of topics from common police activities including inquiries into death, return of fi rearms, and general correspondence of stations reporting to the Superintendent of Police in Alice Springs, to marriages between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people, reports of the Protector of Aboriginals in the districts surrounding Alice Springs, and census work for the Bureau of Statistics. F69 includes correspondence of the Alice Springs Police Station from 1945-1949. F77 comprises correspondence fi les of the Commissioner of Police based in Darwin from 1935 to 1958. As with F68 and F69, this series includes correspondence of all activities undertaken by the police service in the Northern Territory. These functions were split between the Commonwealth and Northern Territory Government with self-government and the series were split to refl ect this. Today, both NTAS and NAA Darwin hold portions of these records series dependant upon the function being addressed in the archival record. When you are researching anything relevant to the Northern Territory it is important to know who controlled the activity that you are researching and it is essential to contact both Archives and search their rich and diverse collections. LT COLONEL ROBERT HUNTER WEDDELL, NTRS 35, Personal papers and photographs of RH Weddell, NT Government Administrator 1927-1969, postcard 6, Strikers on verandah Government offi ce Darwin N orthern Territory A rchives Service GILRUTH FAMILY, NTRS 410, Photograph album of Gilruth Family, ca1912-1919, Page 12, Shephard and Margaret going for their daily ride