Jetty or Railway Pier, March 1887 [picture]

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.


The area now known as the Northern Territory was originally part of New South Wales until it was formally annexed to South Australia in 1863. Between 1863-1910 the 'Northern Territory of South Australia' was administered from Adelaide. From 1 January 1911 administration of the Territory was assumed by the Commonwealth Government. Self-Government was granted in 1978.

Records relating to immigration and shipping for each of the different periods of governance are held in the respective Commonwealth, State or Territory archives.


Ancestry (Library Edition)

  • Currently Ancestry has no Northern Territory-related immigration records available through its databases. 
  • To access Ancestry (Library Edition), visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'Ancestry'.

Find My Past (World Edition)

  • Aliens Registered In The Northern Territory 1916-1921
    (includes names and locations of individuals but not their arrival dates or ships)
  • To access Find My Past (World Edition), visit the eResources portal, click the Browse eResources tab and search for 'Find my past'.

National Archives of Australia

Networked resources in the Library

There are currently no networked Northern Territory-related immigration or shipping resources at the Library.