'This compilation of reminiscences is assembled on the occasion of the Society's fiftieth year to honour the Society's long standing patron, Austin Asche AC QC. He was a former Administrator of the Northern Territory, a former Chief Justice of the Northern Territory Supreme Court and a former Chancellor of the (then) Northern Territory University. Austin Asche has also been Patron of the Historical Society since 1989. He is a much loved and respected supporter of the Society Austin Asche has a very long association with the Northern Territory and its people. Two paragraphs have been selected from an address he gave to the Society in 2012 that reflect this.'