The Northern Territory Times

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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.[1][2] 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.[2] A week later the Northern Territory Times and Gazette moved to Mitchell Street.[2] Richard Wells was editor until his death in the wreck of the Gothenburg in 1875.[2]

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.[1] 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:

The Northern Territory Times and Gazette continued publication until 1927,[2] when the title was shortened to the Northern Territory Times.[2] An amalgamation with the Northern Standard occurred in 1932.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Government Gazettes: Northern Territory". Retrieved 18 April 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "History of newspapers in the Northern Territory" (PDF). Northern Territory Library. Retrieved 18 April 2016. 

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