Early Australian census records

Illuminate Australian society and your family history using census records from 1788 to 1901

Northern Territory

The area now known as the Northern Territory was administered by New South Wales from 1825 to 1863, and by South Australia from 1863 to 1911. Records from these dates may be found on the pages for New South Wales and South Australia.

Records and statistics relating to Aboriginal Australians may be inaccurate.

Palmerston in 1885, detail from Sketches of Northern Territory, IAN19/12/85/213.

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