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Darwin
Northern Territory

Darwin's location in Australia
Population: 114,368 (2006) [1] (16th)
Density: 926/km² (2398.3/sq mi) (2006)[2]
Established: 1869
Area: 112.01 km² (43.2 sq mi)
Time zone: ACST (UTC+9:30)
Location:
LGA: Darwin, Palmerston
County: Palmerston County
State District: Port Darwin (and 14 others)
Federal Division: Solomon
Mean Max Temp Mean Min Temp Rainfall
32.0 °C
90 °F
23.2 °C
74 °F
1,717.0 mm
67.6 in

Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, Australia. Situated on the Timor Sea, Darwin has a population of 114,368, making it by far the largest and most populated city in the sparsely peopled Northern Territory, but the least populous of all Australia's capital cities. It is the smallest and most northerly of the Australian capital cities, and acts as the Top End's regional centre. Darwin is a settlement on East Falkland, lying on Choisel Sound, on the east side of the islands central isthmus. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... Image File history File links Darwin_locator-MJC.png Summary Map of Australia locating Darwin. ... This list of Australian cities by population briefly explains the three different population figures given for Australian cities, and provides rankings for each. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Year 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... “km” redirects here. ... “Miles” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Location of Perth within Australia This article is about the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. ... For other uses, see Brisbane (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... The Northern Territory has 63 Local Government Areas; though only 6 councils are considered municipalities, there are other types of local bodies. ... This article is about a local government area in the Northern Territory. ... This article is about a local government area and authority. ... Most of the Western and Central parts of Australia were never divided into counties;  No counties  Has been subdivided into counties Cadastral divisions of Australia refers to the parts of Australia which are divided into the cadastral units of counties, parishes, hundreds, and other divisions for the purposes of land... State Electoral District is a term used to refer to a voting area within Australian states. ... The Australian House of Representatives is elected from 150 single-member districts called Divisions. ... The Division of Solomon is an Australian Electoral Division in the Northern Territory. ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... This article is about the unit of length. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... The Timor Sea (Indonesian: Laut Timor; Portugeuse: Mar Timor) is an arm of the Indian Ocean situated between the island of Timor, now split between the states of Indonesia and East Timor, and the Northern Territory of Australia. ... The Top End is, Cape York Peninsula aside, the northernmost part of Australia. ...


Over time Darwin has grown from a pioneer outpost and small port into one of Australia's most modern and multicultural cities. Its proximity to Asia makes it an important Australian gateway to countries such as Indonesia and East Timor. The Stuart Highway begins in Darwin, ending at Port Augusta in South Australia. The term multiculturalism generally refers to a state of both cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a particular social space. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... The Stuart Highway is one of Australias major roadways. ... Port Augusta (population 15,250) is a town in South Australia. ... For the song, see South Australia (song). ...


The city itself is built on a low bluff overlooking the harbour. Its suburbs spread out over some area, beginning at Lee Point in the north and stretching to Berrimah in the east – past Berrimah, the Stuart Highway goes on to Darwin's satellite city, Palmerston, and its suburbs. Satellite cities are smaller municipalities that are adjacent to a major city which is the core of a metropolitan area. ... Palmerston is an Australian city. ...


The region, like the rest of the Top End, has a tropical climate, with a wet season and a dry season. It receives heavy rainfall during the Wet, and is well-known for its spectacular lightning. A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the Sun is almost directly overhead. ... A wet season or rainy season is a season in which the average rainfall in a region is significantly increased. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Not to be confused with lighting. ...


The original inhabitants of the greater Darwin area are the Larrakia people. On 9 September 1839, the HMS Beagle sailed into Darwin harbour during its surveying of the area. John Clements Wickham named the region "Port Darwin" in honour of a former shipmate, famed scientist Charles Darwin. Larrakia are the Indigenous people from the area in and around Darwin, Northern Territory in Australia. ... HMS Beagle was a Cherokee class 10-gun brig of the Royal Navy, named after the beagle, a breed of dog. ... John Clements Wickham (December 21, 1798-January 6, 1864) was Captain of the HMS Beagle (the vessel occupied by Charles Darwin during his voyage of discovery) and conducted various maritime expeditions and scientific surveys along the Australian coastline during 1837-41. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ...


Having been almost entirely rebuilt twice, once due to Japanese air raids during World War II and again after being devastated by Cyclone Tracy in 1974, the city is one of Australia's most modern capitals. Belligerents Australia United States Empire of Japan Commanders David V. J. Blake Chuichi Nagumo Strength 30 planes 242 planes Casualties and losses 251 killed 23 planes destroyed 10 ships sunk one aircrew confirmed killed, several missing in action, six airmen taken prisoner; six Japanese aircraft confirmed destroyed, four probably destroyed. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Lowest pressure 950 hPa (mbar)[1] Damage $4 billion (1998 AUD)[2] $2. ...

Contents

History

Main article: History of Darwin
See also: History of the Northern Territory

The history of Darwin has been a colourful and often tragic one; the Australian citys location has meant that it has been a victim of man-made disasters, such as World War Two and also natural ones, such as Cyclone Tracy. ... The history of the Northern Territory began over 40,000 years ago when Indigenous Australians settled the region. ...

Pre-European settlement, first European contact

The Aboriginal people of the Larrakia language group are the first inhabitants of the greater Darwin area.[3] They had trading routes with Southeast Asia ( see Macassan contact with Australia), and imported goods from as far afield as South and Western Australia. Established songlines penetrated throughout the country, allowing stories and histories to be told and retold along the routes. Larrakia are the Indigenous people from the area in and around Darwin, Northern Territory in Australia. ... A trade route is the sequence of pathways and stopping places used for the commercial transport of cargo. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... A Macassan wooden sailing vessel or prau. ... For the song, see South Australia (song). ... Slogan or Nickname: Wildflower State or the Golden State Other Australian states and territories Capital Perth Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Ken Michael Premier Alan Carpenter (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 15  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2005-06)  - Product ($m)  $107,910 (4th)  - Product per capita  $53,134/person... Songlines - the British based world music magazine featuring the greatest artists in the current music scene on the web at [Songlines http://www. ...


The Dutch visited Australia's northern coastline in the 1600s, and created the first European maps of the area. This accounts for the Dutch names in the area, such as Arnhem Land and Groote Eylandt. For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Arnhem Land is an area of 97,000 km² in the north-eastern corner of the Northern Territory, Australia. ... Groote Eylandt from space, November 1989 Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northeastern Australia and is the homeland of and is owned by, the Anindilyakwa people, spoken isolated Anindilyakwa language. ...


The first British person to see Darwin harbour appears to have been Lieutenant John Lort Stokes of HMS Beagle on 9 September 1839. The ship's captain, Commander John Clements Wickham, named the port after Charles Darwin, the British naturalist who had sailed with them both on the earlier second expedition of the Beagle. Admiral John Lort Stokes (1812 - June 11, 1885) was an officer in the Royal Navy who travelled on the HMS Beagle for close to 18 years. ... HMS Beagle was a Cherokee class 10-gun brig of the Royal Navy, named after the beagle, a breed of dog. ... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1839 (MDCCCXXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... John Clements Wickham (December 21, 1798-January 6, 1864) was Captain of the HMS Beagle (the vessel occupied by Charles Darwin during his voyage of discovery) and conducted various maritime expeditions and scientific surveys along the Australian coastline during 1837-41. ... For other people of the same surname, and places and things named after Charles Darwin, see Darwin. ... On its second voyage, much of it chronicled by Charles Darwin in his book, The Voyage of the Beagle, the HMS Beagle crossed the Atlantic towards Tierra Del Fuego, and carried out surveying especially of the West coast of South America, as well as a number of Pacific islands. ...


In the early 1870s, Darwin felt the effects of a gold rush at Pine Creek after employees of the Australian Overland Telegraph Line found gold while digging holes for telegraph poles. // The invention of the telephone (1876) by Alexander Graham Bell. ... your gay, your gay, im your secret admirer and i like your boobs there nice and smooth. ... Pine Creek is a town in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory, Australia. ... Planting the first pole on the Overland Telegraph line to Carpentaria. ...


In early 1875, Darwin's European population had grown to approximately 300 because of the gold rush. On 17 February 1875, the SS Gothenburg left Darwin en route for Adelaide. Amongst the approximately 88 passengers and 34 crew (surviving records vary) were government officials, circuit court judges, Darwin residents taking their first furlough and miners. While travelling south along the north Queensland coast, the Gothenburg encountered a cyclone-strength storm and was wrecked on a section of the Great Barrier Reef. Only 22 men survived, while between 98 and 112 people perished. Many passengers who perished were Darwin residents and news of the tragedy severely affected the small community, reportedly taking several years to recover.[4] 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Look up Furlough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A furlough (IPA: ) is temporary leave of absence, especially from duty in the armed services or from a prison term. ... Slogan or Nickname: Sunshine State, Smart State Motto(s): Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Government Constitutional monarchy Governor Quentin Bryce Premier Anna Bligh (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 28  - Senate seats 12 Gross State Product (2004-05)  - Product ($m)  $158,506 (3rd... The Great Barrier Reef is the worlds largest coral reef system,[1][2] composed of over 2,900 individual reefs[3] and 900 islands stretching for 2,600 kilometres (1,616 mi) over an area of approximately 344,400 square kilometres (132,974 sq mi). ...


1900 to present

The Northern Territory was initially settled and administered by South Australia, until its transfer to the Commonwealth in 1911. On 5 February 1869, George Goyder, the Surveyor-General of South Australia, established a small settlement of 135 people at Port Darwin. Goyder named the settlement Palmerston, after the British Prime Minister Lord Palmerston. In 1870, the first poles for the Overland Telegraph were erected in Darwin, connecting Australia to the rest of the world. The discovery of gold at Pine Creek in the 1880s further boosted the young colony's development. Upon Commonwealth administration in 1911, Darwin became the city's official name. For the song, see South Australia (song). ... For other uses, see Australia (disambiguation). ... is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... George Woodroffe Goyder (June 24, 1826-November 2, 1898) was an outstanding surveyor in South Australia during the latter half of the nineteenth century. ... Palmerston is an Australian city. ... The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is, in practice, the political leader of the United Kingdom. ... Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, KG, GCB, PC (20 October 1784 – 18 October 1865) was a British statesman who served twice as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in the mid-19th century. ... Planting the first pole on the Overland Telegraph line to Carpentaria. ... Pine Creek is a town in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory, Australia. ...


The period between 1911 and 1919 was filled with political turmoil, particularly with trade union unrest, which culminated on 17 December 1918. Led by Harold Nelson, some 1000 demonstrators marched to Government House at Liberty Square in Darwin where they burnt an effigy of the Administrator of the Northern Territory John Gilruth and demanded his resignation. The incident became known as the 'Darwin Rebellion'. Their grievances were against the two main Northern Territory employers; Vestey’s Meatworks and the Commonwealth of Australia. Both Gilruth and the Vestey company left Darwin soon afterwards. The Lawrence textile strike (1912), with soldiers surrounding peaceful demonstrators A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages, hours, and working conditions, forming a cartel of labour. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1918 (MCMXVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar (see link for calendar) or a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar. ... Government House in Darwin is the home and official residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, Australia. ... This article is about figure. ... The political office of the Administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia has been held by the following people. ... The Vestey Group (Vestey Group Ltd) (formerly Vestey Brothers) is a privately owned UK group of companies, comprised of an international food product business (that includes meats, dairy products, frozen vegetables,bakery products, food services and trading) and significant cattle ranching and sugar cane farming interests in Brazil and Venezuela. ... Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is the sixth-largest country in the world, the only country to occupy an entire continent, and the largest in the region of Australasia/Oceania. ...

Memorial to the 1942 air raids on the city.
Memorial to the 1942 air raids on the city.

Around 10,000 Allied troops arrived in Darwin in the early 1940s at the outset of World War II, in order to defend Australia's northern coastline. On 19 February 1942 at 0957, 188 Japanese warplanes attacked Darwin in two waves. It was the same fleet that had bombed Pearl Harbor, though a considerably larger number of bombs were dropped on Darwin, than on Pearl Harbor. The attack killed at least 243 people and caused immense damage to the town. These were by far the most serious attacks on Australia in time of war, in terms of fatalities and damage. They were the first of many raids on Darwin. Image File history File linksMetadata Darwin_Memorial. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Darwin_Memorial. ... In general, allies are people or groups that have joined an alliance and are working together to achieve some common purpose. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Belligerents Australia United States Empire of Japan Commanders David V. J. Blake Chuichi Nagumo Strength 30 planes 242 planes Casualties and losses 251 killed 23 planes destroyed 10 ships sunk one aircrew confirmed killed, several missing in action, six airmen taken prisoner; six Japanese aircraft confirmed destroyed, four probably destroyed. ... From February 1942 to November 1943, during the Pacific War, the Australian mainland and offshore islands were attacked at least 97 times by aircraft from the Imperial Japanese Navy and Imperial Japanese Army Air Force. ...


Despite this major attack, Darwin's development was furthered considerably during the war, with sealed roads constructed connecting the region to Alice Springs in the south and Mount Isa in the south-east, and Manton Dam built in the south to provide the city with water. On Australia Day (26 January) 1959, Darwin was granted city status.[5] Aerial, Alice Springs Alice Springs Landsat image Alice Springs is a town and the second largest centre in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... {{Infobox Australian Place | type = city | name = Mount Isa | state = Queensland | image = QLDL-MountIsa. ... Anniversary Day redirects here. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

Remains of Palmerston Town Hall, destroyed by Cyclone Tracy
Remains of Palmerston Town Hall, destroyed by Cyclone Tracy

On 25 December 1974, Darwin was struck by Cyclone Tracy, which killed 71 people and destroyed over 70% of the town's buildings, including many old stone buildings such as the Palmerston Town Hall, which could not withstand the lateral forces generated by the strong winds. After the disaster, an airlift evacuated 30,000 people, over half the city's population at the time. The town was subsequently rebuilt with newer materials and techniques during the late 1970s by the Darwin Reconstruction Commission. A satellite city of Palmerston was built 20 km south of Darwin in the early 1980s. Image File history File links Darwin_2089. ... Image File history File links Darwin_2089. ... Lowest pressure 950 hPa (mbar)[1] Damage $4 billion (1998 AUD)[2] $2. ... is the 359th day of the year (360th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... Lowest pressure 950 hPa (mbar)[1] Damage $4 billion (1998 AUD)[2] $2. ... Palmerston is an Australian city. ...


On 17 September 2003, the Adelaide-Darwin railway was completed. is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Ghan is the 48-hour, 2,979-km passenger service on the Adelaide_Alice Springs-Darwin Central Australian Railway in Afghan camel trains which trekked the same route before the advent of the railway. ...


Geography

Darwin skyline
Darwin skyline

Darwin is situated in the Northern Territory, on the Timor Sea. The town proper is built on a low bluff overlooking Darwin harbour, flanked by Frances Bay to the east and Cullen Bay to the west. The remainder of the city is flat and low-lying, and coastal areas are home to recreational reserves, extensive beaches, and excellent fishing. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Timor Sea (Indonesian: Laut Timor; Portugeuse: Mar Timor) is an arm of the Indian Ocean situated between the island of Timor, now split between the states of Indonesia and East Timor, and the Northern Territory of Australia. ...


Darwin is closer to the capitals of three other countries than to the capital of Australia: Darwin is 3,144 kilometres (1,954 mi) away from Canberra. Dili (East Timor) is 656 kilometres (408 mi) from Darwin, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) is 1,818 kilometres (1,130 mi), and Jakarta (Indonesia) is 2,735 kilometres (1,699 mi) from Darwin. Even Singapore is only slightly farther away at 3,360 kilometres (2,088 mi), as is Manila (Philippines) at 3,206 kilometres (1,992 mi). Ambon, Indonesia is only 881 kilometres (547 mi) away from Darwin. For other uses, see Canberra (disambiguation). ... Dili, also spelled Díli, Dilli or Dilly, is the capital of East Timor. ... Downtown Port Moresby Port Moresby (IPA: ), or Pot Mosbi in Tok Pisin, population 255,000 (2000), is the capital of Papua New Guinea. ... Jakarta (also DKI Jakarta), is the capital and largest city of Indonesia. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ... Ceram and Ambon Islands (Operational Navigation Chart, 1967) Not for navigational use Ambon City in 2001, showing heavy damage from fighting Ambon Island is part of the Maluku Islands of Indonesia. ...


Along with its importance as a gateway to Asia, Darwin also acts as an access point for the Kakadu National Park, Arnhem Land, and northerly islands such as Groote Eylandt and the Tiwi Islands. The city is the largest in the area, and provides services for these remote settlements. Kakadu National Park is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171 km east of Darwin. ... Arnhem Land is an area of 97,000 km² in the north-eastern corner of the Northern Territory, Australia. ... Groote Eylandt from space, November 1989 Groote Eylandt is the largest island in the Gulf of Carpentaria in northeastern Australia and is the homeland of and is owned by, the Anindilyakwa people, spoken isolated Anindilyakwa language. ... Landsat 7 imagery of the Tiwi Islands. ...


City and suburbs

Outer Darwin
Outer Darwin
Main article: List of Darwin suburbs

Darwin and its suburbs spread in an approximately triangular shape, with the older southwestern suburbs - and the city itself - forming one corner, the newer northern suburbs in another, and the eastern suburbs, progressing towards Palmerston, forming the third.

Mitchell Street in Darwin CBD
Mitchell Street in Darwin CBD

The older part of Darwin is separated from the newer northern suburbs by Darwin International Airport and Royal Australian Air Force Base. Palmerston is a satellite city 20 kilometres south of Darwin that was established in the 1980s and is one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia.[6] The rural areas of Darwin including Howard Springs, Humpty Doo and Berry Springs are experiencing strong growth.[7] Darwin International Airport (IATA: DRW, ICAO: YPDN) is the only airport serving Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ... Palmerston is an Australian city. ... Humpty Doo is a small town in Australias Northern Territory. ...


Darwin's central business district is bounded by Daly Street in the north-west, McMinn Street in the north-east, Mitchell Street on the south-west and Bennett Street on the south-east. The CBD has been the focus of a number of major projects, including the billion dollar redevelopment of the Stokes Hill wharf waterfront area including a convention centre with seating for 1500 people and approximately 4000m2 of exhibition space. The development will also include hotels, residential apartments and public space.[8] The city's main industrial areas are along the Stuart Highway going towards Palmerston. The largest shopping precinct in the area is Casuarina Square. The most expensive residential areas are located along the coast in suburbs such as Larrakeyah and Brinkin,[9] despite the slight risk these low-lying regions face during cyclones and higher tides.[10] Inner, eastern suburbs such as Malak and Karama are home to lower-income households.[11] The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... Casuarina Square is the largest shopping centre in the Northern Territory. ... Larrakeyah (postcode 0820) is a suburb of Darwin, the capital city of Australias Northern Territory. ...


Climate

Wet Season storm at night
Wet Season storm at night

Darwin has a tropical monsoon climate (Köppen Am) with distinct wet and dry seasons. The dry season runs from May to September (the southern hemisphere winter), during which nearly every day is warm and sunny, and afternoon humidity averages around 30%. There is very little rainfall between May and September. In the coolest months of June and July, the daily minimum temperature may dip as low as 14 °C (57 °F), but very rarely lower, and frost has never been recorded. Image File history File links Darwin_1824. ... Image File history File links Darwin_1824. ... A noontime scene from the Philippines on a day when the Sun is almost directly overhead. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ... Updated Köppen-Geiger climate map[1] The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The wet season is associated with tropical cyclones and monsoon rains. The majority of rainfall occurs between December and March (the southern hemisphere summer), when thunderstorms are common and afternoon relative humidity averages over 70% during the wettest months. It does not rain every day during the wet season, but most days are warm to hot with plentiful cloud cover; January averages under 6 hours of bright sunshine daily. The hottest month is November, just before the onset of the main rainy season. Darwin has the most daily average sunshine hours (8.4) of any Australian capital with the most sunshine from April to November.[12] Climatically Darwin has more in common with Singapore than Sydney as it sits well inside the tropical zone. A wet season or rainy season is a season in which the average rainfall in a region is significantly increased. ... Cyclone Catarina, a rare South Atlantic tropical cyclone viewed from the International Space Station on March 26, 2004 Hurricane and Typhoon redirect here. ... A shelf cloud associated with a heavy or severe thunderstorm over Enschede, The Netherlands. ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ...

Source: Averages for Darwin Airport, 1941 - 2007, Bureau of Meteorology
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Temperatures (°C)
Mean daily maximum 31.8 31.4 31.9 32.7 32.0 30.6 30.5 31.3 32.5 33.2 33.2 32.6 32.0
Highest recorded maximum 35.6
(4th 1985)
36.0
(20th 1972)
36.0
(13th 1942)
36.7
(16th 2003)
36.0
(2nd 1942)
34.5
(5th 2003)
34.8
(8th 1998)
36.0
(26th 1998)
37.7
(17th 1983)
38.9
(18th 1982)
37.3
(28th 2004)
37.0
(18th 1976)
Lowest recorded maximum 25.7
(29th 1989)
25.6
(3rd 1956)
25.7
(22nd 1960)
24.6
(10th 1954)
22.7
(20th 1981)
22.7
(20th 2007)
21.1
(14th 1968)
25.1
(17th 2007)
27.6
(29th 1986)
24.7
(20th 2000)
26.2
(19th 1981)
24.0
(17th 1954)
Mean daily minimum 24.8 24.7 24.5 24.0 22.1 19.9 19.3 20.4 23.0 25.0 25.3 25.3 23.2
Highest recorded minimum 29.3
(28th 2002)
29.4
(3rd 1988)
28.3
(3rd 1958)
26.6
(12th 1992)
25.6
(12th 2001)
25.1
(9th 1979)
25.6
(13th 1981)
26.7
(27th 1998)
28.8
(23rd 2005)
29.7
(25th 1987)
29.7
(3rd 2007)
29.8
(21st 1984)
Lowest recorded minimum 20.2
(23rd 1985)
17.2
(25th 1949)
19.2
(31st 1945)
16.0
(11th 1943)
13.8
(27th 1990)
12.1
(23rd 1963)
10.4
(29th 1942)
13.2
(2nd 1990)
14.3
(1st 2006)
19.0
(20th 2000)
19.3
(4th 1950)
19.8
(4th 1974)
Precipitation (millimetres)
Mean total rainfall 420.4 362.7 324.7 101.7 21.0 2.0 1.3 5.4 15.3 68.5 140.4 246.2 1717.0
Highest recorded total 940.4
(1995)
814.5
(1969)
1013.6
(1977)
396.2
(2006)
298.9
(1968)
50.6
(2004)
26.6
(2001)
83.8
(1947)
129.8
(1981)
338.7
(1954)
370.8
(1964)
664.5
(1974)
2776.6
(1998)
Lowest recorded total 136.1
(1965)
103.3
(1959)
88.0
(1978)
0.6
(1997)
0.0
(2003)
0.0
(2006)
0.0
(2007)
0.0
(2006)
0.0
(2001)
0.0
(1953)
17.2
(1976)
18.8
(1991)
1024.7
(1946)
Notes: Temperatures are in degrees Celsius. Precipitation is in millimetres. Darwin Airport Latitude: -12.42° S Longitude: 130.89° E Elevation: 30 m ASL

For other uses, see Temperature (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... A millimetre (American spelling: millimeter, symbol mm) is an SI unit of length that is equal to one thousandth of a metre. ...

Demographics

Major overseas born populations[13]
Country of birth Population (2006)
Great Britain 4,356
New Zealand 2,177
Philippines 1,462
East Timor 1,000
Italy 973
Greece 893
Indonesia 691
Germany 609
Papua New Guinea 488
Malaysia 484
Vietnam 473
India 470
Thailand 424
Darwin
Population by year
[14]
1911 1,082
1956 8,900
1961 15,477
1974 46,700 (Cyclone Tracy)
1975 25,700
1981 61,412
1991 86,415
2001 106,842
2006 114,368
2021 185,000 (Projected)
2050 > 250,000 (Projected)[15]

In 2006 the largest ancestry groups in the Darwin were, Australian (42,221 or 36.9 per cent), English (29,766 or 26 per cent), Irish (9,561 or 8.3 per cent), Scottish (7,815 or 6.8 per cent), Chinese (3,502 or 3 per cent), Greek (2,828 or 2.4 per cent) and Italian (2,367 or 2 per cent)[16]


Darwin's population is notable for the proportional population of Aboriginals of any Australian capital city[17]. in the 2006 census there were 10,259 (9.7 per cent) of Aboriginals living in Darwin. Languages see Indigenous Australian languages Religions see Australian Aboriginal mythology Australian Aborigines ( , aka Aboriginal Australians) are a class of peoples who are identified by Australian law as being members of a race indigenous to the Australian continent. ... Capital City is a 60-minute television show produced by Euston Films that ran for 13 episodes in 1989 on ITV. This drama focused on the lives of investment bankers in London living and working on the corporate trading floor for the fictional international bank Shane-Longman. ...


Darwin's population changed after the Second World War, Darwin like many other Australian cities experienced influxes from Europe, with significant numbers of Italians and Greeks during the 1960s and 1970s, Darwin started to also experience an influx from other European countries, which included Dutch, Germans, Serbs and many others[18]. A significant percentage of Darwin's residents are recent immigrants from South East Asia (Asian Australians were 9.3% of the Darwin's population in 2001). For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Languages Serbian Religions Predominantly Serbian Orthodox Christian Related ethnic groups Other Slavic peoples, especially South Slavs See Cognate peoples below (* many Serbs opted for Yugoslav ethnicity) [27] Serbs (Serbian: Срби or Srbi) are a South Slavic people who live mainly in Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and, to a lesser extent, in... Immigration is the act of moving to or settling in another country or region, temporarily or permanently. ... Location of Southeast Asia Southeast Asia is a subregion of Asia. ... An Asian Australian can be generally defined as a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to Australia. ...


Darwin's population comprises people from many different ethnic backgrounds. The 2006 Census revealed the following most places of birth for overseas migrants: England (3.4 per cent), New Zealand (2.1 per cent), Philippines (1.4 per cent) and East Timor (0.9 per cent). 18.3 percent of the city's population was born overseas which is less than the Australian average of 22% [17] For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


Darwin has a youthful population with an average age of 32 years (compared to national average of around 35 years) [17] assisted to a large extent by the military presence and the fact that many people opt to retire elsewhere.[19]


The most common non English languages spoken in Darwin are: Greek, Italian, Indonesian, Vietnamese and Cantonese.[17] This article is on all of the Yue dialects. ...


Religion

Christianity is the most professed faith in Darwin with 56,613 followers accounting for 49.5 percent of the population of Darwin.[20] The largest denominations of Christianity are Catholicism (24,538 or 21.5 per cent), Anglicanism (14,028 or 12.3 per cent) and Greek Orthodox (2,964 or 2.6 per cent).[21] Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus and Jews account for 3.2 per cent of Darwin's population. There were 26,695 or 23.3 per cent of people professing no religion. As a Christian ecclesiastical term, Catholic—from the Greek adjective , meaning general or universal[1]—is described in the Oxford English Dictionary as follows: ~Church, (originally) whole body of Christians; ~, belonging to or in accord with (a) this, (b) the church before separation into Greek or Eastern and Latin or... This box:      Anglicanism most commonly refers to the beliefs and practices of the Anglican Communion, a world-wide affiliation of Christian Churches, most of which have historical connections with the Church of England. ... Greek Orthodox Church can refer to any of several hierarchical churches within the larger group of mutually recognizing Eastern Orthodox churches: the Orthodox Church of Constantinople, headed by the Patriarch of Constantinople, who is also the first among equals of the Eastern Orthodox Communion. ... Statues of Buddha such as this, the Tian Tan Buddha statue in Hong Kong, remind followers to practice right living. ... A Muslim is a believer in or follower of Islam. ... This article is about the Hindu religion; for other meanings of the word, see Hindu (disambiguation). ... Languages Historical Jewish languages Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, others Liturgical languages: Hebrew and Aramaic Predominant spoken languages: The vernacular language of the home nation in the Diaspora, significantly including English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian Religions Judaism Related ethnic groups Arabs and other Semitic groups For the Jewish religion, see Judaism. ...


Population growth

Darwin is one of the fastest growing capital city in Australia, with an annual growth rate of 2.6 per cent since the 2006 census. In recent years Palmerston and Litchfield part of the Darwin statistical division have recorded the highest growth in population of any Northern Territory Local Government Area and by 2016 the Litchfield could overtake Palmerston as the second largest municipality in metropolitan Darwin.[22] It is predicted by 2021 the combined population of both the Palmerston and the Litchfield would be 101,546 people.[23] If the population growth continues at its current rate, Darwin could overtake Hobart's population by 2048.[24] This article is about a local government area and authority. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004... Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled by each individual Local Government. ... This article is about a local government area and authority. ... This article is about a local government area and authority. ... Hobart is the state capital and most populous city of the Australian island state of Tasmania. ...


Government

Government House, Darwin
Government House, Darwin

The Darwin City Council (Incorporated under the Northern Territory Local Government Act 1993) governs the City of Darwin which takes in the CBD and the suburbs. The City of Darwin has governed the City of Darwin since 1957. The Darwin City Council consists of 13 elected members, the Lord Mayor and 12 aldermen. The City of Darwin electorate is organised into four electoral units or wards. The names of the wards are Chan, Lyons, Richardson, and Waters. The constituents of each ward are directly responsible for electing three aldermen. Constituents of all wards are directly responsible for electing the Lord Mayor of Darwin.[25] The current mayor is Graeme Sawyer after council elections in March 2008[26] replacing Garry Lambert, who took over from previous mayor Peter Adamson.[27] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about a local government area in the Northern Territory. ... This article is about a local government area in the Northern Territory. ... Councillor Patrick (Pat) John Stannard, Lord Mayor of Oxford (2004). ... An alderman is a member of a municipal legislative body in a town or city with many jurisdictions. ... An alderman is a member of a municipal legislative body in a town or city with many jurisdictions. ... For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory
Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

The rest of the Darwin area is divided into 2 local government areas. One of these is designated as a City, and the second, which is on the city's outer fringe, has the title of Shire. These areas have elected councils which are responsible for functions delegated to them by the Northern Territory Government, such as planning and garbage collection. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1003x552, 95 KB) Summary Taken and supplied by Brian Voon Yee Yap. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1003x552, 95 KB) Summary Taken and supplied by Brian Voon Yee Yap. ... The Northern Territory has 63 Local Government Areas; though only 6 councils are considered municipalities, there are other types of local bodies. ... The Government of the Northern Territory is a unicameral parliament (i. ...


The Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory convenes in Darwin in the Northern Territory Parliament House. Government House, the official residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, is located on The Esplanade. The Legislative Assembly is the only chamber of parliament in the Northern Territory in Australia. ... Government House in Darwin is the home and official residence of the Administrator of the Northern Territory, Australia. ... The political office of the Administrator of the Northern Territory of Australia has been held by the following people. ...


Economy

Darwin CBD (Central Business District), circa 2005
Darwin CBD (Central Business District), circa 2005

The two largest economic sectors are mining and tourism. Mining and energy industry production exceeds $2.5 billion per annum.[28] The most important mineral resources are gold, zinc and bauxite, along with manganese and many others. The energy production is mostly off shore with oil and natural gas from the Timor Sea, although there are significant uranium deposits near Darwin. Tourism employs 8% of Darwin residents, and is expected to grow as domestic and international tourists are now spending time in Darwin during the Wet and Dry seasons. Federal spending is a major contributor to the local economy as well. Photograph of Darwin city CBD, January 2005. ... Photograph of Darwin city CBD, January 2005. ... The Central Business District of Sydney, Australia. ... This article is about mineral extractions. ... Tourist redirects here. ... This article is about the ore. ... General Name, symbol, number manganese, Mn, 25 Chemical series transition metals Group, period, block 7, 4, d Appearance silvery metallic Standard atomic weight 54. ... For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ... This article is about the chemical element. ... A wet season or rainy season is a season in which the average rainfall in a region is significantly increased. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The military presence that is maintained both within Darwin, and the wider Northern Territory, is a substantial source of employment. The continued involvement of the Australian Army in the stabilisation of East Timor has swelled the military population of Darwin to over 11,000 individuals as of 2001. There is also a substantial United Nations presence in Darwin, since Darwin serves as the staging center for U.N. workers and contractors en route to nearby East Timor. The Australian Army is Australias military land force. ...


Darwin's importance as a port is expected to grow, due to the increased exploitation of petroleum in the nearby Timor Sea, and to the completion of the railway link and continued expansion in trade with Asia. Petro redirects here. ... The Timor Sea (Indonesian: Laut Timor; Portugeuse: Mar Timor) is an arm of the Indian Ocean situated between the island of Timor, now split between the states of Indonesia and East Timor, and the Northern Territory of Australia. ...


During 2005, a number of major construction projects started in Darwin. One is the redevelopment of the Wharf Precinct, which includes a large convention and exhibition centre, apartment housing including Outrigger Pandanas and Evolution on Gardiner, retail and entertainment outlets including a large wave pool and safe swimming lagoon. The Chinatown project has also started with plans to construct multi-level carparks, Chinese-themed retail and dining outlets.[29]


Education

Charles Darwin University
Charles Darwin University
Further information: List of schools in the Northern Territory

Education is overseen territory-wide by the Department of Employment, Education and Training (DEET), whose role is to continually improve education outcomes for all students, with a focus on Indigenous students.[30] This is a list preschools, primary schools and secondary schools public and private in Australias Northern Territory. ...


Preschool, primary and secondary

Darwin is served by a number of public and private schools that cater to local and overseas students. There are over 16,500 primary and secondary students are enrolled in schools in Darwin, with 10,524 students attending primary education, and 5,932 students attending secondary education.[31] There are over 12,089 students enrolled in government schools and 2,124 students enrolled in independent schools.[31] // Public spending on education in 2005 Public education is education mandated for or offered to the children of the general public by the government, whether national, regional, or local, provided by an institution of civil government, and paid for, in whole or in part, by taxes. ... Private schools are schools not administered by local or national government, which retain the right to select their student body and are funded in whole or in part by charging their students tuition rather than with public funds. ...


There were 9,764 students attending schools in the City of Darwin area. 6,045 students attended primary schools and 3,719 students attended secondary schools. There are over 7,161 students enrolled in government schools and 1,108 students enrolled in independent schools.[32] There are over 35 primary and pre - schools, and 12 secondary schools including both government and non-government. Most schools in the city are secular, but there are a small number of Christian, Catholic and Lutheran institutions. Students intending to complete their secondary education work towards the Northern Territory Certificate of Education, which is recognised in all states and territories. Many of the schools are undergoing renovations and reconstruction. Schools have been restructured into Primary, Middle and High schools since the beginning of 2007. This article is about a local government area in the Northern Territory. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... -1...


Tertiary and vocational

Darwin's largest University is the Charles Darwin University which is the central provider of tertiary education in the Northern Territory, it covers both vocational and academic courses, acting as both a university and an Institute of TAFE. There are over 5,500 students enrolled in tertiary and further education courses.[32] Charles Darwin University (CDU) is located in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ... For the Texas educational association, see Texas Association of Future Educators. ...


Recreation and culture

Mindil Beach markets
Mindil Beach markets

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Events and festivals

On 1 July, Territorians celebrate Territory Day. This is the only day of the year, apart from the Chinese New Year, when fireworks are permitted. In Darwin, the main celebrations occur at Mindil Beach, where a large firework display is commissioned by the government. is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Weekly markets include Mindil Beach Sunset Markets[33] (Thursdays and Sundays during the dry season), Parap Market, Nightcliff Market and Rapid Creek market.[34] Northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia ... Rapid Creek is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ...


The Darwin Festival[35] held annually, includes comedy, dance, theatre, music, film and visual art and the NT Indigenous Music Awards. Other festivals include the Glenti, which showcases Darwin's large Greek community, and India@Mindil, a similar festival held by the smaller Indian community. The Chinese New Year is also celebrated with great festivity, highlighting the Asian influence in Darwin. NT Indigenous Music Awards are part of the Darwin Festival and are run by Music NT in association with the Northern Territory Government’s Indigenous Arts Development Unit. ... For other traditions of celebrating lunar new year, see Lunar New Year. ...

Darwin, Nightcliff
Darwin, Nightcliff

The Seabreeze festival, which first started in 2005, is held on the second week of May in the suburb of Nightcliff[citation needed]. It offers the opportunity for local talent to be showcased and a popular event is Saturday family festivities along the Nightcliff foreshore which is one of Darwin's most popular fitness tracks[citation needed]. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 401 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (468 × 700 pixel, file size: 146 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Darwin, Northern Territory... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 401 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (468 × 700 pixel, file size: 146 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Darwin, Northern Territory... Darwin, Nightcliff Nightcliff is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ...


The Speargrass Festival is held annually the week prior to July's first full moon and celebrates the alternative Top End lifestyle. The festival activities include music, screening of locally produced films, screen printing, basket weaving, sweat lodge, water slides, human pyramid, hot tub, frisbee golf, spear throwing, Kubb competition, bingo, communal organic cooking, morning yoga, meditation, greasy pig and healing circles. The festival occurs at the Speargrass property, 50 km northeast of Pine Creek[citation needed].


The Darwin beer-can regatta, held in August, celebrates Darwin's love affair with beer and contestants' race boats made exclusively of beer cans. Also in Darwin during the month of August, are the Darwin Cup horse race, and the Rodeo and Mud Crab Tying Competition. The Darwin Beer Can Regatta The Darwin Beer Can Regatta is an event which has been held annually since 1974 in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia at Mindil Beach. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Rodeo (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Scylla serrata (Forsskål, 1775) Scylla serrata (often called mud crab or mangrove crab, although both terms are highly ambiguous, as well as black crab) is an economically important crab species found in the estuaries and mangroves of Africa, Australia and Asia. ...


Arts and entertainment

Darwin Festival
Darwin Festival

The Darwin Symphony Orchestra was first assembled in 1989,[36] and has performed throughout the Territory. The Darwin Theatre Company is a locally produced professional theatre production company, performing locally and nationally.[37] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The Darwin Entertainment Centre is the city's main concert venue and hosts theatre and orchestral performances.[38] Other theatres include the Darwin Convention Centre, which is expected to be open in mid 2008. The Darwin Convention Centre is part of the $1.1 billion Darwin Waterfront project.[39]


Darwin's only casino opened in 1981 as MGM Grand Darwin, before it changed to SKYCITY Darwin after SKYCITY Entertainment Group purchased the hotel in 2004[40]. AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... MGM Grand Darwin was a 97 room hotel, a 2,500 quare foot casino and a 6,200 square foot casino located in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... SKYCITY is a New Zealand corporation. ... Year 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Darwin is home to the Indo-Pacific Marine & Australian Pearling Exhibition, which houses an aquarium complete with living coral, and its complementary sea life. The Northern Territory Museum and Art Gallery[41] in Darwin gives an overview of the history of the area, including exhibits on Cyclone Tracy and the boats of the Pacific Islands. The East Point Military museum tells the story of the Japanese air raids on Darwin during WWII. “Aquaria” redirects here. ... Extant Subclasses and Orders Alcyonaria    Alcyonacea    Helioporacea Zoantharia    Antipatharia    Corallimorpharia    Scleractinia    Zoanthidea [1][2]  See Anthozoa for details For other uses, see Coral (disambiguation). ...


Darwin has a vibrant arts scene given its size. The Darwin Festival and the Darwin Fringe festival are annual events. Darwin has a range of quality indoor and outdoor live music venues hosting local and visiting acts. A range of art galleries including specialised Aboriginal art galleries are a feature of Darwin.


Local and visiting bands can be heard at venues including the Darwin Entertainment Centre, The Vic Hotel, Happy Yess, and Brown's Mart. An yearly music festival, Bass in the Grass, is very popular with youth from the surrounding area. Artists such as Jessica Mauboy and The Groovesmiths call Darwin home. In music, a band is a group of musicians, or musical ensemble, usually popular or folk, playing parts of a musical arrangement. ... Bass in the Grass (often shortened to Bass by locals) is an annual music festival held in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ... Jessica Hilda Mauboy (born August 4, 1989 in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia) is a singer. ... The Groovesmiths are an Australian roots-music band, founded by Gavin Shoesmith. ...


There have been no major films set in Darwin; however, some scenes for Australia by Baz Luhrmann[42][43] and Black Water[44] were both shot in Darwin in 2007 Baz Luhrmann (born Mark Anthony Luhrmann on September 17, 1962) is an Oscar and Golden Globe-nominated Australian film director, screenwriter, and producer. ...


Considering its moderate size, Darwin has a lively night scene. Mitchell Street in the central business district is lined with nightclubs, takeaways, and restaurants, many with al fresco dining. This is the city's entertainment hub. There are several smaller theatres, three cinema complexes (CBD, Casuarina, and Palmerston), and the Deckchair Cinema.[45] This is an open-air cinema which operates through the dry season, from April to October, and screens independent and arthouse films. Art film is a film style that began as a European reaction to the classical Hollywood style of film making. ...


Recreation

A walk at Casuarina Beach
A walk at Casuarina Beach

The city has many kilometres of wide, unpolluted beaches, including the Casuarina Beach and well renowned Mindil Beach, home of the Mindil Beach markets. Darwin City Council has designated an area of Casuarina Beach as a free beach which offers a designated nudist beach area since 1976.[46] Swimming in the sea during the months of October–May should be avoided due to the presence of deadly box jellyfish. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Families see text Jellyfish net enclosure at Ellis Beach, Queensland Box jellyfish are invertebrates belonging to the class Cubozoa, named for their cube-shaped medusae. ...


Saltwater crocodiles are very common in all waterways surrounding Darwin and are even occasionally found swimming in Darwin Harbour and on local beaches. Binomial name (Schneider, 1801) Range of the Saltwater Crocodile in black The Saltwater or Estuarine Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) is the largest of all living crocodilians and reptiles. ...

Saltwater Crocodile near Darwin
Saltwater Crocodile near Darwin

Fishing is one of the recreations of Darwin locals. Visitors from around the world flock to Darwin aiming to catch the prized barramundi, an iconic fish for the region. The Mary River, Daly River, South and East Alligator River are just a few of the water bodies where the barramundi thrive. Outstanding blue water fishing is also available off the coast of Darwin; Spanish mackerel, jewfish, queenfish, snapper and other varieties are all found in the area and accessible in a day trip from Darwin. Lake Alexander is a man-made lake which is generally considered safe, bar a freak jellyfish outbreak in 2003,[47] and is located at East Point Reserve. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Binomial name Lates calcarifer (Bloch, 1790) The barramundi (Lates calcarifer) is a species of diadromous fish in family Centropomidae of order Perciformes. ... Daly River is a river and a town in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... The Alligator Rivers is the name of a region in Arnhem Land containing three rivers the East, West and South Alligator River. ... Binomial name Scomberomorus maculatus (Couch, 1832) The Atlantic Spanish mackerel, Scomberomorus maculatus, is a migratory species of mackerel that moves to northern Gulf of Mexico in spring, return to south Florida in eastern gulf, and to Mexico in western gulf in fall. ... Jewfish is a term broadly applied to a number of species of marine fish, including: It was also sometimes loosely applied to various other groupers of family Serranidae. ... Binomial name Seriphus politus Ayres, 1860 Queenfish (Seriphus politus) are a species of croaker occurring from Uncle Sam Bank, Baja California, to Yaquina Bay, Oregon; they are the only species in the genus Seriphus. ... Genera Aphareus Aprion Apsilus Etelis Hemilutjanus Hoplopagrus Lipocheilus Lutjanus Macolor Ocyurus Paracaesio Pinjalo Pristipomoides Randallichthys Rhomboplites Symphorus Snapper can also refer to the Snapping turtle. ... Lake Alexander is a man-made named in honour of Alec Fong-Lim who was Lord Mayor of Darwin from 1984 to 1990, The lake is located in Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia and was officially opened on the 21st of July, 1991 for recreational use for the people of Darwin. ...


The Darwin Surf Lifesaving Club[48] operates long boats and surf skis and provides events and lifesaving accreditations.


Parks and gardens

Darwin has extensive parks and gardens. These include the George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens, East Point Reserve, Casuarina Coastal Reserve, Charles Darwin National Park, Knuckey Lagoons Conservation Reserve, Leanyer Recreation Park, the Nightcliff Foreshore, Bicentennial Park and the Jingili Water Gardens. The George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens are located in Palmerston in the Northern Territory of Australia. ... Charles Darwin National Park is located in the Northern Territory (Australia), 4 km southeast of Darwin. ... Darwin, Nightcliff Nightcliff is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ...


Sports

Darwin Cup
Darwin Cup

The Marrara Sports Complex near the airport has stadiums for Aussie Rules (TIO Stadium), cricket, rugby union, basketball (and indoor court sports), football(soccer), athletics and field hockey. Every two years since 1991 (excluding 2003 due to the SARS outbreak), Darwin has played host to the Arafura Games,[49] a major regional sporting event. In July 2003, the city hosted its first international test cricket match between Australia and Bangladesh, followed by Australia and Sri Lanka in 2004. Australian-rules football and rugby league are played all year round. Melbourne's Western Bulldogs Australian Football League side plays one home game at Marrara Oval each year. The ATSIC Aboriginal All-Stars also participate in the AFL pre-season competition. In 2003, a record crowd of 17,500[50] attended a pre-season game between the All-Stars and Carlton Football Club at Marrara. Image File history File links Darwin_4662. ... Image File history File links Darwin_4662. ... TIO Stadium (also known as Football Park and originally as Marrara Oval) is a sports ground in Darwin, Australia. ... Tiwi Islands Football League final Many sports are played in the Northern Territory. ... High marking is a key skill and spectacular attribute of Australian rules football Precise field and goal kicking using the oval shaped ball is the key skill in Australian rules football Australian rules football, also known as Australian football, Aussie rules, or simply football or footy is a code of... TIO Stadium (also known as Football Park and originally as Marrara Oval) is a sports ground in Darwin, Australia. ... This article is about the sport. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... This article is about the sport. ... Football (soccer) - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... A womens 400 m hurdles race on a typical outdoor red urethane track in the Helsinki Olympic Stadium in Finland. ... A game of field hockey in progress Field hockey is a popular sport for men, women and children in many countries around the world. ... Sars may refer to any of the following: Severe acute respiratory syndrome, commonly abbreviated as SARS Michael Sars, a Norwegian biologist, father of Georg Sars Georg Sars, a Norwegian biologist, son of Michael Sars Special Administrative Regions, commonly abbreviated as SARs Sars, Perm Krai, an urban settlement in Perm Krai... The Arafura Games is a Multi-sport event usually held every two years in the Australian city of Darwin, in the Northern Territory. ... Sport from childhood. ... For the womens version of the game, see Womens Test cricket. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... The Western Bulldogs, formerly referred to as the Footscray Football Club, is an Australian Football League (AFL) club based at the Whitten Oval in Footscray, an inner western suburb of Melbourne. ... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ... The ATSIC Aboriginal All-Stars are an Australian rules football team composed purely of indigenous Australians. ... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ... Carlton Football Club, nicknamed The Blues, is the sixth oldest Australian rules football club and the third oldest club in the Australian Football League. ...


Darwin hosts a round of the V8 Supercars every year bringing thousands of motorsports fans to the Hidden Valley Raceway. V8 Supercars is a touring car racing category. ... Hidden Valley Raceway is a motorsports complex situated 10km from Darwin, Northern Territory. ...


The Darwin Cup culminating on the first Monday of August is a very popular horse race event for Darwin and draws large crowds every year to Fannie Bay Racecourse. While it is not as popular as the Melbourne Cup, it does draw a crowd and, in 2003, Sky Racing began televising most of the races. The Darwin Cup day is a public holiday for the Northern Territory (Picnic Day public holiday). The Melbourne Cup is Australias major annual thoroughbred horse race. ... Sky Racing is an Australian racing channel. ... Picnic Day is a public holiday in the Northern Territory of Australia which takes place every year on the first Monday of August. ...


Media

Darwin's major newspapers are the Northern Territory News, and one Sunday paper, The Sunday Territorian, both owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. Darwin also receives the national daily, The Australian, and the Darwin Sun, also produced by News Corporation Northern Territory News is the major tabloid paper in Australias Northern Territory, and the only daily. ... Northern Territory News is the major tabloid paper in Australias Northern Territory, and the only daily. ... Keith Rupert Murdoch AC, KCSG (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian born United States citizen who is a global media executive and is the controlling shareholder, chairman and managing director of News Corporation, based in New York. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ... The Australian is a national daily broadsheet newspaper published by Rupert Murdochs News Corporation. ... 1211 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), where News Corporation is based News Corporation (abbreviated to News Corp) (NYSE: NWS, NYSE: NWSa, ASX: , LSE: NCRA) is an American media conglomerate company and the third worlds largest. ...


four free-to-air channels service Darwin. Commercial television channels are provided by Southern Cross Darwin, Channel Nine Darwin (formerly branded as Channel 8) and Darwin Digital Television (DTD), which launched on April 28, 2008. The two Government owned national broadcast services in Darwin are ABC and SBS Television. TND-34 is the call-sign for the Southern Cross Television station in Darwin, Northern Territory. ... NTD-8 is an Australian television station, licensed to and serving Darwin and its surrounds. ... Darwin Digital Television is a broadcasting is a future company to be formed by a joint venture between PBL Media and Southern Cross Broadcasting. ... is the 118th day of the year (119th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... The Australian Broadcasting Corporation or ABC is Australias national non-profit public broadcaster. ... The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ...


Darwin has radio stations on both AM and FM frequencies. ABC stations include News Radio (102.5FM), ABC Local Radio 8DDD (105.7FM), Radio National (657AM), ABC Classic FM (107.3FM) and Triple J (103.3FM). SBS (102.5FM) also broadcasts its national radio network to Darwin. 8DDD (identified on air and in print as 105. ... ABC Radio National is an Australia-wide radio network with many various programs, involving news and current affairs, arts, music, society, science, drama and comedy. ... ABC Classic FM is Australian classical radio station available in major centres around the country. ... Double J redirects here. ... The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is one of two government funded Australian public broadcasting radio and television networks, the other being the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ...


Darwin has two commercial radio stations Hot 100 100.1 and Mix 104.9. Other stations in Darwin include University-based station 104.1 Territory FM, dance music station KIK FM 91.5, Italian language channel Rete Italia 1611AM, community based stations includes Radio Larrakia 94.5 and Yolngu Radio 1530AM and Rhema FM 97.7. Mix 104. ... 104. ... Radio Larrakia 94. ... Rhema FM is the name of a number of Christian radio stations formerly affiliated with United Christian Broadcasters (UCB) in Australia. ...


Infrastructure

Royal Darwin Hospital
Royal Darwin Hospital
The Ghan arriving at Darwin Rail Station led by an NR Class Diesel Electric Locomotive.
The Ghan arriving at Darwin Rail Station led by an NR Class Diesel Electric Locomotive.

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Health

The Government of the Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services oversees one public hospital in the Darwin metropolitan region. The Royal Darwin Hospital, located in Tiwi, is the city's major teaching and referral hospital, and the largest in the Northern Territory. [51] Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ... Tiwi is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ...


There is one major private hospital Darwin Private Hospital located at Tiwi, opposite the Royal Darwin Hospital. Tiwi is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ...


Transport

Darwin has no intracity rail. The Alice Springs to Darwin rail line was completed in 2003 linking Darwin to Adelaide. The first service ran in 2004. The Ghan passenger train service from Adelaide via Alice Springs and Katherine runs two to three times per week depending on the season. For other uses, see Adelaide (disambiguation). ... Ghan redirects here. ... Alice Springs on a large scale map Alice Springs is a large town in the Northern Territory of Australia located at 23°42′ S 133°52′ E. Its population of 28,178 (2001 Census) makes it the second-largest settlement in the Territory (the only other towns of significant size...


Darwin International Airport has flights to Singapore (Tiger Airways and Jetstar Airways), Bali (Garuda Indonesia), Brunei (Royal Brunei) and East Timor (Air North). Qantas operates domestic flights between Alice Springs, Gove, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. Virgin Blue flies to Brisbane, Skywest Airlines and Airnorth fly to Broome. Tiger Australia began flights to and from Melbourne in November 2007. Darwin International Airport (IATA: DRW, ICAO: YPDN) is the only airport serving Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. ... Tiger Airways Private Limited is a low-cost airline based in Singapore, with its primary hub at Singapore Changi Airport. ... For the aircraft, see Lockheed JetStar. ... Qantas Airways Limited (IPA: ) is the national airline of Australia. ... Virgin Blue Airlines Pty Ltd is an Australian low-cost airline and Australias second-biggest airline. ... Skywest is the name of two airlines: Skywest (Australian airline) serves Australia SkyWest (Capitalized differently) serves the United States and Canada This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Airnorth is a regional airline based in Darwin in Australia. ...

Darwin Airport at night
Darwin Airport at night

Darwin can be reached via the Stuart Highway which runs the length of the Northern Territory from Darwin through Katherine, Tennant Creek, Alice Springs and on to Adelaide. Other major roads in Darwin include, Tiger Brennan Drive, Amy Johnson Avenue, Dick Ward Drive, Bagot Road, Trower Road and McMillans Road. The greater Darwin area is served by Darwinbus. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The Stuart Highway is one of Australias major roadways. ...


Ferries leave from Port Darwin to island locations, mainly for tourists. A ferry service to the Tiwi Islands, the Arafura Pearl operates from Cullen Bay. Landsat 7 imagery of the Tiwi Islands. ...


Darwin has a new deepwater port at Darwin East Arm, which is capable of handling Panamax sized ships. List of deep water ports include (deep water ports can take fully laden Panamax ships) // Africa Atlantic Ocean Walvis Bay, Namibia - railhead Owendo, Gabon - railhead Indian Ocean Nacala, Mozambique - railhead for Malawi America Atlantic Ocean Port of Beaumont - a deep-water port located in Beaumont, Texas. ... The two ships seen here seem almost to be touching the walls of the Miraflores Locks. ...


Utilities

Water storage, supply and Power for Darwin is managed by Power and Water Corporation, which is owned by the Government of the Northern Territory . The corporation is also responsible for management of sewerage and the major water catchments in the region. Water is mainly stored in the largest dam, The Darwin River Dam which holds up to 90% of Darwin's water supply.For many years, Darwin's principal water supply came from Manton Dam. Judicial High Court Lower Courts Constitution State and territory governments Executive Governors and Administrators Premiers and Chief Ministers Legislative Parliaments and Assemblies State electoral systems ACT - NSW - NT - Qld. ...


Darwin, suburbs, Palmerston and Katherine is powered by the Channel Island Power Station. The largest power plant in the Northern Territory A new power plant is currently near to completion, the Weddell Power Station. The first generator is due to come on line in late January 2008. The new power station will add 30% capacity to Darwin power supply. A second generator is due for completion in 2008. Location of Katherine in Northern Territory (red) Katherine is a town situated 320 km southeast of Darwin in the Top End of the Northern Territory, Australia. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004...


Tourism

Darwin skyline from Charles Darwin National Park
Darwin skyline from Charles Darwin National Park

Tourism is one of Darwin's largest industries. Tourism is a major industry and employment sector for the Northern Territory. In 2005/06, 1.38 million people visited the Northern Territory. They stayed for 9.2 million nights and spent over $1.5 billion.[52] The tourism industry directly employed 8,391 Territorians in June 2006 and when indirect employment is included, tourism typically accounts for more than 14,000 jobs across the Territory. Charles Darwin National Park is located in the Northern Territory (Australia), 4 km southeast of Darwin. ... For similar terms, see Northern Territories (disambiguation) Slogan or Nickname: The Territory, The NT, The Top End Motto(s): none Other Australian states and territories Capital Darwin Government Constitutional monarchy Administrator Ted Egan Chief Minister Clare Martin (ALP) Federal representation  - House seats 2  - Senate seats 2 Gross Territorial Product (2004...


Darwin is a hub for tours to Kakadu National Park,[53] Litchfield National Park[54] and Katherine Gorge. The Territory is traditionally divided into the wet and dry, but there are up to six traditional seasons in Darwin. It is warm and sunny from May to September. Humidity rises during the green season, from October to April bringing thunderstorms and monsoonal rains which rejuvenates the landscape. Tourism is largely seasonal with most tourists visiting during the cooler dry season which runs from April to September. Kakadu National Park is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171 km east of Darwin. ... Litchfield National Park is in the Northern Territory (Australia), 69 km south of Darwin. ... Nitmiluk National Park which is in the Northern Territory of Australia, 244 km southeast of Darwin, has been established around a series of gorges on the Katherine River and Edith Falls. ...


Aviation history

Darwin Aviation Heritage Centre - 1st Ultralight - Hover Bird
Darwin Aviation Heritage Centre - 1st Ultralight - Hover Bird

Darwin has played host to many of aviation's early pioneers. On 10 December 1919 Captain Ross Smith and his crew landed in Darwin and won a £10,000 Prize from the Australian Government for completing the first flight from London to Australia in under thirty days. Smith and his Crew flew a Vickers Vimy, G-EAOU and landed on an airstrip that has now become Ross Smith Avenue. Other aviation pioneers include Amy Johnson, Amelia Earhart, Sir Charles Kingsford Smith and Bert Hinkler. Darwin was home to Australian and U.S. pilots in World War II with air strips being built in and around Darwin. Today Darwin provides a staging ground for military exercises. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... is the 344th day of the year (345th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Sir Ross Macpherson Smith KBE MC DFC AFC 4 December 1892 - 13 April 1922 was an Australian aviator, who along with his brother, Sir Keith Macpherson Smith, became the first pilots to fly from England to Australia (in 1919). ... The Vickers Vimy was a British heavy bomber aircraft of the World War I era. ... Amy Johnson in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, July 1930. ... Amelia Mary Earhart (24 July 1897 – missing 2 July 1937, declared dead 5 January 1939) was a noted American aviation pioneer, author and womens rights advocate. ... Kingsford Smith in his flying gear Air Commodore Sir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith, MC, AFC (February 9, 1897 - November 8, 1935), often called Charles Kingsford Smith, or by his nickname Smithy, was a well-known early Australian aviator. ... Hinkler and his Avro Avian Herbert Hinkler AFC DSM (8 December 1892 – 8 January 1933) - better known as Bert Hinkler, was a pioneer Australian aviator. ... USS Kitty Hawk (CV-63) kicks off Exercise Valiant Shield, the largest war games of the United States Navy since the Vietnam War. ...


Darwin was a compulsory stop over/check point in the London to Melbourne Centenary Air Race in 1934. The official name of the race was the MacRobertson Air Race. Winners of the great race were Tom Campbell Black and C.W.A. Scott. This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ... The MacRobertson Trophy Air Race took place October, 1934 as part of the celebrations of the centenary of the Australian state of Victoria (Australia). ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...


The following is an excerpt from Time Magazine, 29 October 1934, Volume XXIV, Number 18. (Clockwise from upper left) Time magazine covers from May 7, 1945; July 25, 1969; December 31, 1999; September 14, 2001; and April 21, 2003. ... is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Third Day. Biggest sensation of the race came just before dawn on the third day, when burly Lieutenant Scott and dapper Captain Black flew their scarlet Comet into Darwin. They had covered the last 300 miles over water on one motor, risked death landing on a field made soggy by the first rain in seven months. Said sandy-haired Lieutenant Scott: "We've had a devil of a trip." But they had flown 9000 miles in two days, had broken the England to Australia record of 162 hr. in the unbelievable time of 52hr. 33 min., were only 2000 miles from their goal at Melbourne. Lieutenant is a military, naval, paramilitary, fire service or police officer rank. ... The de Havilland DH.88 Comet was an aircraft designed for one very specific purpose - to win the 1934 MacRobertson Air Race for Britain. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Australian city; the name may also refer to City of Melbourne or Melbourne city centre (also known as The CBD). ...

The Australian Aviation Heritage Centre is located approximately 8km from the City centre on the Stuart Highway and is one of only two places outside the United States where a B52 bomber (on permanent loan from the United States Air Force) is on public display.[55][56]


Sister cities

Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Pothia Kalymnos, Greek: Κάλυμνος; (Turkish: Kilimli; Italian: Càlino) is a Greek island in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... This article is about the city in the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Indonesia. ... This article is about a city in Maluku province of Indonesia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Haikou on the map of China Haikou, situated at the north of Hainan island, is the capital of Hainan Province of the Peoples Republic of China and has an estimated population of 830,192 (2006), therefore by far the largest city on the island. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Milikapiti is on the northern coast of Melville Island. ... Landsat 7 imagery of the Tiwi Islands. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_East_Timor. ... Dili, also spelled Díli, Dilli or Dilly, is the capital of East Timor. ...

See also

Australia Portal
Northern Territory Portal

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