Place Names Register Extract

Lake Mackay

Extract date: 02/02/2023

Name Lake Mackay
Type Designation Locality
Place Id 22361
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 3 April 2007
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -22° 34' S (Decimal degrees -22.568)
Longitude: 129° 49' E (Decimal degrees 129.8295)
Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Central Desert Shire Council
History/Origin This locality is named after the intermittent lake feature on the Northern Territory / Western Australian borbder. Lake Mackay was named by the Federal Minister for Interior in 1934 after Donald Mackay who had conducted an Aerial Expedition in the area in 1930.

Local Aboriginals refer to the feature as "Wilkin Karra?.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
03/04/2007 Date of Registration
04/04/2007 NTG 14 Notice of Naming

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