John Sands (Firm).  1886,  Map of Northern Territory [cartographic material] / John Sands

This page lists Northern Territory-related online, networked and microform resources as well as print publications available for use within the National Library of Australia.


Administration of the area now known as the Northern Territory was by New South Wales until 1863. For births, deaths and marriages from the beginning of Civil Registration in 1856 to 1863 see New South Wales.

Between 1863-1870 administration of the Northern Territory was from Adelaide, South Australia and civil registration of births, deaths and marriages for that period can be found in South Australian records.


No freely available online index to births, deaths and marriages in the Northern Territory currently exists besides those that may be included in the registers of New South Wales and South Australia.

Findmypast (World Edition)

You can find Findmypast (World Edition) by visiting our eResources portal and searching for this database under the Browse eResources tab. Currently, Findmypast has the following Northern Territory-related BDM records available:

CD-ROMs in the Library

The following CD-ROM may be accessed via a dedicated PC in the Newspapers and Family History zone:

  • Northern Territory Australia deaths 1824-2004
    This BTM Index of Northern Territory related deaths were extracted from cemeteries registers, headstones, newspapers, probates and police journals. Contains 31,000 records mainly from the NT but some Territorians who died or were buried in other places.

Microfilmed and other published material

The following resources are available on open access in the Newspapers and Family History zone: