The Northern Territory, with its many dramatic climates and vast distances, posed many challenges to the early settlers, though the lure of the magnificent landscapes and riches that lay beneath, were too great to ignore . . .
From the mid 1800’s the territory to the north of South Australia had its borders moved up and down – side to side, starting from:
→ being part of the colony of New South Wales;
→ to including the entire northern sector of Australia to the Western Australian border;
→ which was later revoked;
→ to being annexed to South Australia;
→ to becoming the Northern Territory;
. . . thereby being accepted as a Territory under the Authority of the Commonwealth, on the 16th November 1910 . . .