Place Names Committee

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Resources

These are some resources that are related to place naming from other Australian and international jurisdictions. The list is not exhaustive but is provided to connect those with an interest in place naming with additional information and resources to explore the topic further.

Some Australian sites and gazetteers

International sites and gazetteers

Other resources

The following organisations and publications may be able to assist with identifying and gathering further information on particular place names.

  • Northern Territory Library
    http://ntl.nt.gov.au/
  • Genealogical Society of the Northern Territory
    https://www.gsnt.org.au/
  • Historical Society of the Northern Territory
    http://www.lynhistory.net/
  • Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography, Volumes 1, 2 and 3
  • Northern Territory Times and Gazette
    ( a weekly published in Darwin between 1873 and 1928)
    State reference libraries may have microfilm copies
  • Northern Standard
    (a weekly published in Darwin between 1921 and 1953)
    State reference libraries may have microfilm copies
  • Appleton & Appleton; The Cambridge Dictionary of Australian Places, Cambridge University Press, 1992
  • Feeken, Feeken & Spate The Discovery and Exploration of Australia, Thomas Nelson (Australia) Ltd, 1970
  • Petrick, Jose: The History of Alice Springs through landmarks and street names, J Petrick, 1996

Read about the history of place naming laws.