With the passing of the Northern Australia Act in February 1927, the Territory was divided at the 20th parallel into two regions, North and Central. Both were administered by the Commonwealth with a Government Resident based in each region. They recombined as the Northern Territory in June 1931.
1863 - 1911 The Northern Territory of South Australia
1911 - 1927 Northern Territory of Australia
1927 - 1931 Territory of North Australia
1931 - 1978 Northern Territory
1978 - Northern Territory of Australia
Prepared by: Anna Trengove
Created: 19 April 2011, Last modified: 15 May 2014