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Municipality Of Litchfield
The Litchfield Council is a local government area of the Northern Territory of Australia
Australia
on the eastern and southeastern outskirts of the Darwin-Palmerston urban area. The municipality covers an area of 2,914.3 square kilometres (1,125.2 sq mi), and was created by the Northern Territory
Northern Territory
government on 6 September 1985.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Localities 4 Population 5 Council presidents 6 Mayor 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] The original inhabitants of the Litchfield area were the Larakia, Woolner and Djowei Aboriginal people. The arrival of European settlers dates from 1864
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Northern Territory
The Northern Territory
Northern Territory
(abbreviated as NT) is a federal Australian territory in the central and central northern regions of Australia. It shares borders with Western Australia
Australia
to the west (129th meridian east), South Australia
Australia
to the south (26th parallel south), and Queensland
Queensland
to the east (138th meridian east). To the north, the territory is bordered by the Timor Sea, the Arafura Sea
Arafura Sea
and the Gulf of Carpentaria. Despite its large area—over 1,349,129 square kilometres (520,902 sq mi), making it the third largest Australian federal division—it is sparsely populated
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Noonamah, Northern Territory
Noonamah is an outer rural suburban area of Darwin. it is 45 km SE of the Darwin CBD. Its Local Government Area is the Litchfield Municipality. The suburb is mostly a rural area, but has been experiencing strong growth in population and development. The Elizabeth River flows through Noonamah towards the East Arm of Darwin Harbour.Noonamah PanoramaContents1 History 2 Today 3 Public transport 4 Events 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The name of the locality was applied in 1941. "Noonamah" was taken from the language of the Wagaman Aboriginal people and means "plenty of tucker and good things".[2] In 1942, a railway siding and storage depot were constructed on the North Australia Railway
North Australia Railway
at the site of present-day Noonamah, to support a number of military airfields being established in the area. Nearby Hughes Airfield is still occasionally used today
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Arnhem Highway
The Arnhem Highway
Highway
is a 227—kilometre highway in the Northern Territory of Australia.[1] It links the mining town of Jabiru, in Kakadu National Park, to the Stuart Highway
Highway
at a point 35 kilometres south of Darwin.[2] Major intersections[edit]LGA Location km mi Destinations NotesLitchfield Bees Creek, Humpty Doo, McMinns Lagoon tripoint 0 0.0 Stuart Highway
Highway
(National Highway
Highway
1) north - Darwin / south - Noonamah Western end of Arnhem Highway
Highway
(State Route 36)Adelaide River 32.1– 32.2 19.9– 20.0 Bridge - no known nameMary River 78.4 48.7 Bridge - no known nameKakadu National Park 117 73 Western boundary of Kakadu National Park
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Bees Creek, Northern Territory
Bees Creek is an outer rural area of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. It is 33 km southeast of the Darwin central business district. It is council seat of the local government area Litchfield Municipality, although most council facilities, public amenities and the actual Municipal offices are in the neighbouring locality of Freds Pass. Bees Creek is mostly rural, with large residential blocks often not served by town sewers or sealed roads
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Coolalinga, Northern Territory
Coolalinga is an outer suburban area in Darwin. It is 29 kilometres (18 mi) south east of Darwin, 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south east of Palmerston and 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) east of the proposed city of Weddell. Its Local Government Area is the Litchfield Municipality. The name was first used by Len Cant for his store and caravan park on the Stuart Highway. Since Coolalinga Store, the area has become an important commercial centre for the Shire.Contents1 Shopping and amenities 2 Infrastructure2.1 Health 2.2 Education 2.3 Public transport3 References 4 External linksShopping and amenities[edit] Coolalinga is a major service centre for the outer rural Litchfield Shire and is a growing commercial centre. It is home to the Coolalinga Shopping Centre, the largest in the rural area
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Girraween, Northern Territory
Girraween is an outer rural area in Darwin. It is 35 km South - East of the Darwin CBD. Its Local Government Area is the Litchfield Municipality. The suburb is mostly a rural area. References[edit]^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Girraween (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats
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Holtze, Northern Territory
Holtze is an outer rural area of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. It is 22 km southeast of the Darwin CBD. Its local government area is the Municipality of Litchfield. The suburb is mostly a rural area, just north Palmerston. It may have been named for Maurice William Holtze (1840–1923), the botanist who established Darwin's Botanical Gardens, or his son Nicholas, who succeeded him as curator.[2] In September 2010, the Northern Territory
Northern Territory
Government announced that new Darwin’s prison precinct, Doug Owston Correctional Centre, will be built in Holtze about four kilometres north of Howard Springs Road.[3] In July 2012, a road in Holtze was registered and named after prison officer, Reginald Anthony Willard (1943–1997), who worked at the correctional centre.[4] References[edit]^ Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
(27 June 2017). "Holtze (State Suburb)"
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Howard Springs, Northern Territory
Howard Springs is an outer rural area of Darwin. It is 29 km SE of the Darwin CBD. Its Local Government Area is the Litchfield Municipality. The suburb is mostly a rural area, but has been experiencing strong growth in population and development. Settlement of the suburb began in 1864. In 1939, Howard Springs was the first major water supply area to service Darwin. Manton Dam supplies water to Darwin. References[edit]^ Australian Bureau of Statistics
Australian Bureau of Statistics
(27 June 2017). "Howard Springs (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats
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Humpty Doo, Northern Territory
Humpty Doo is a small town in Australia's Northern Territory, situated just south of the Arnhem Highway, approximately 40 km from Darwin. At the 2016 census, Humpty Doo had a population of 4,380 people.[1] Its local government area is Litchfield Municipality. The town is a popular stopping point for tourists travelling between Darwin and Kakadu National Park, and boasts many attractions of its own. The main industries are agriculture and tourism; however, most residents commute to Darwin or Palmerston for work, and many regard it as a dormitory town. It has frequently been noted on lists of unusual place names.[2] The locality of Humpty Doo is named after the station originally called "Umpity Doo"; however, origins of the name are uncertain
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Knuckey Lagoon, Northern Territory
Knuckey Lagoon is an outer suburban area in Darwin. It is 18 km East of the Darwin CBD. Its Local Government Area is the Litchfield Municipality. The suburb is mostly a rural area, on the fringe of Metropolitan Darwin. The area was named by Surveyor General G W Goyder after his Senior Surveyor, Cornishman, Richard Randall Knuckey.[2]Knuckey LagoonReferences[edit]^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Knuckey Lagoon (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. ^ "The Origin of Suburbs, Localities, Towns and Hundreds in the Greater Darwin area". Northern Territory Government
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Robertson Barracks
For the Robertson Barracks, Norfolk, England see Robertson Barracks, NorfolkRobertson BarracksKnuckey Lagoon Municipality of Litchfield Northern TerritoryType Australian Army baseSite informationOwner AustraliaControlled by AustraliaSite historyBuilt 1989–2001[1]Garrison informationGarrison 1st Brigade 1st Aviation Regiment B Coy, 1st Military Police Battalion Joint Movements Control Office – Darwin Joint Logistics Unit (North) United States Pacific Command Marine air-ground combined arms forceRobertson Barracks is a major Australian Army base located in the Northern Territory of Australia within the suburb of Holtze in the Municipality of Litchfield about 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) east of the Darwin city centre. The barracks was built during the 1990s
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McMinns Lagoon, Northern Territory
McMinns Lagoon is an outer suburban area in Darwin. It appeared on Goyder's plan of the Survey of Port Darwin and Environs in 1869.[2] References[edit]^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "McMinns Lagoon (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats
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Virginia, Northern Territory
Virginia is an outer rural area of Darwin. It is 31 kilometres (19 mi) south east of the Darwin CBD. Its Local Government Area is the Litchfield Municipality. The suburb is mostly a rural area, but has been experiencing strong growth in population and development. Settlement of the suburb began in 1869, after George McLachlan surveyed the small satellite town. Virginia has been used as a name for the area since the 1870s. References[edit]^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Virginia (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats
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Adelaide River
The Adelaide River is a river in the Northern Territory of Australia.Contents1 Course and features 2 Gallery 3 See also 4 ReferencesCourse and features[edit] The river rises in the Litchfield National Park and flows generally northwards to Clarence Strait, joined by eight tributaries including the west branch of the Adelaide River, Coomalie Creek, Margaret River and Marrakai Creek, before discharging into its mouth in Adam Bay in the Timor Sea. The river descends 151 metres (495 ft) over its 238-kilometre (148 mi) course.[1] The catchment area of the river is 7,640 square kilometres (2,950 sq mi).[2] The Adelaide River is crossed by both the Stuart Highway adjacent to the township of Adelaide River and the Arnhem Highway near Humpty Doo. The Adelaide River is well known for its high concentration of saltwater crocodiles, along with other wildlife including white-bellied sea eagles, whistling kites, freshwater crocodiles, bull sharks and Black Flying-fox
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Berry Springs, Northern Territory
Berry Springs is an outer suburban locality in Darwin, Australia. The suburb is a mostly rural area situated on the Cox Peninsula Road and is sparsely populated. A few businesses and a school are located in the suburb. In the 2016 census, the population of Berry Springs was 818.[1] It is located 58.5 kilometres (36.4 mi) by road from the Darwin Central Business District and lies within the Litchfield Municipality local government area.Contents1 History 2 Economy 3 Infrastructure3.1 Education4 Attractions 5 References 6 External linksHistory[edit] The name "Berry Springs" derived from "Berry Creek", named by Goyder in 1870, after his Chief Draftsman, Edwin S Berry.[2] Most early development of the area was concentrated around the thriving town of Southport at the confluence of the Blackmore and Darwin Rivers. In 1889, a station opened on the North Australia Railway named Southport[3] on the road between that town and Berry Springs
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