The Office of the Government Resident, North Australia was responsible for the administration of the northern region of the Northern Territory when it was briefly split into two separate administrative areas. The Territory was divided along the 20th parallel under the provisions of the Northern Australia Act 1926. Both regions remained under the control of the Commonwealth Government. The North Australia office was located in Darwin. Major Robert Hunter Weddell was appointed as the first Government Resident for North Australia on 1 February 1927.
1864 - 1911 Government Resident of the Northern Territory
1911 - 1927 Office of the Administrator, Northern Territory [I]
1927 - 1931 Office of the Government Resident, North Australia
1931 - 1978 Office of the Administrator, Northern Territory [II]
1978 - Office of the Administrator, Northern Territory [II]
Sources used to compile this entry: 'G.N. 64/27', Northern Territory Times and Gazette, 18 March 1927, p. 4, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article3385192.
Prepared by: Karen George and Gary George
Created: 27 June 2011, Last modified: 24 September 2013