Extract date: 01/03/2021
|Place Type||Administrative Area|
|Date Registered||5 December 2001|
|Location (Datum GDA94)|
|Latitude: -12° 30' S (Decimal degrees -12.5026)|
|Longitude: 130° 58' E (Decimal degrees 130.9808)|
|Locality / Suburb|
|Local Government Area|
|Palmerston City Council|
|History/Origin||The suburb is named after George WOODROFFE Goyder, Surveyor-General of South Australia from 1861 to 1893. Goyder was born in Liverpool in 1826 to a Dr David George Goyder and his wife Sarah (nee Etherington). The family later moved to Glasgow and after obtaining his education at the Glasgow High School, Goyder was articled to a firm of Engineers studying surveying.
Goyder migrated to Australia in 1848 and joined the Colonial Engineer's Office in Adelaide in 1851. He became Deputy Surveyor-General then Surveyor-General in 1861, remaining in this position until 1893. In 1868/69 Goyder was appointed by the South Australian Government to carry out a survey of land in the Northern Territory.
|05/12/2001||NTG48||Revocation of 17/10/1984 gazettal and renaming of suburb with slight changes to boundaries|