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Guide to Northern Territory, Australia ancestry, family history and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

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Northern Territory

Background Information

The Northern Territory was originally part of New South Wales. It was annexed to South Australia in 1863 then the Commonwealth assumed administration in 1911. The capital is Darwin.

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If your family or ancestors lived in the Northern Territory before 1863, you should also search records of New South Wales. If they lived in the Northern Territory between 1863 and 1911, you should also search records of South Australia. For information about the records of the Northern Territory, click on one of the topic links at the left.

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Pickup, Albert.  Pickup of Darwin,  History and family tree of John Pickup and Hanna Eccles that lived in Lancashire, Rossendale, with a branch emigrating to Australia.  The following surnames are also listed, Green, Shorrock, Biggs, Watson, Gregory, Watson, Cooper, Burry, Jepson, Entwhistle, Hawsworth, Gadfield, Hayes, Smith, English, Glover, Stevens, Sigge, and Walker, dating 1723-1953.  Article in The Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Soc. Magazine, vol. 6, no.2, pages 17-20, FHL Ref 942.72 B2r


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