This year is the centenary of the handover of control of the Northern Territory to the Commonwealth by South Australia in 1911. It’s a fascinating but not very well known story with many dimensions.
I was recently asked to deliver a paper to the Northern Territory Historical Society about sundry legal, constitutional and political aspects of the handover and their relevance to subsequent political history and governance. I took the opportunity of making a multimedia recorded version of the presentation for CDU students. However I thought I might also share it with any interested Troppo readers. Apart from being a really interesting story in itself, the presentation will give you some idea of how we go about delivering lecture material to our students at CDU Law School (a topic recently discussed here).
Warning – the presentation lasts a bit over an hour but you can pause it whenever you like and navigate freely to sub-topics that interest you.
Long-time readers may note that the introductory music is from Jen’s and my wedding album and was performed by a Melbourne-based band led by a veteran pseudonymous Troppo commentator who should remain nameless for similar reasons to the Dark Lord of Mordor.