1 July 1997
Territorians, those who identify as citizens of Australia’s Northern Territory, celebrate Territory Day on 1 July. This date marks the Northern Territory achieving self-government (from the Commonwealth) on 1 July 1978. This is the only day of the year, apart from the Chinese New Year and New Year's Eve, when fireworks are permitted notwithstanding the Darwin Kalymnian community celebrate Greek Easter with dynamite. Assembled first row dignitaries. Mr John Bailey MLA representing the Opposition, , Mrs Lorraine Martin, Chief Justice Brian Martin, Mrs Lesley Conn, the Administrator Dr Neil Conn, Chief Minister Shane Stone, Mrs Josephine Stone, Rt Hon Lord Mayor George Brown, Mrs Noreen Brown, the Hon Paul Everingham, Mrs Marilyn Everingham, the Hon Daryl Manzie MLA and Mrs Maureen Manzie.