NADA first saw the light of day in 1923 and was published in November of every year and originally started in the early days of the Ministry. Contributions were made by many members of the Ministry. Articles covered a wide variety of topics. These covered such diverse matters of interest as customary law, folk lore, historical events, African names of staff members and more.
In 1994 the Books of Rhodesia Publishing Company made reprints of the earlier copies due to popular demand.