The Northern Territory Times
The Northern Territory Times and Gazette was a newspaper in Darwin established in 1873 and closed in 1932. The paper was called The Northern Territory Times and Gazette from 1873–1927 and then the Northern Territory Times from 1927-1932.
Following the establishment of a settlement at Port Darwin in 1869, the Northern Territory Times and Gazette was set up in Adelaide and first published in 1873. The printing press was shipped to Port Darwin on the Gothenburg. The first edition was printed in a government store at the camp at the foot of Fort Hill on 7 November 1873 by George Thompson Clarkson. A week later the Northern Territory Times and Gazette moved to Mitchell Street. Richard Wells was editor until his death in the wreck of the Gothenburg in 1875.
From 1873 to 1929, the Northern Territory Government Gazette was published in the local newspaper, the Northern Territory Times and Gazette, for a short period during this time from 1889–1890, it was published in the North Australian. Editor and proprietor for a few years was Joseph Skelton (c. 1822 – 25 April 1884).
It is one of at least three Northern Territory governmental gazettes that existed, and which are available on line. They were:
- Northern Territory Times and Gazette 1873-1927
- North Australian 1883-1889
- Northern Standard 1929-ca. 1942
The Northern Territory Times and Gazette continued publication until 1927, when the title was shortened to the Northern Territory Times. An amalgamation with the Northern Standard occurred in 1932.
- Digitised historic Northern Territory Times and Gazette from the National Library of Australia
- Digitised historic Northern Territory Times from the National Library of Australia
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