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Hundred of Finniss

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Name Hundred of Finniss
Type Designation Hundred
Place Id 20502
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Assigned
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 01' S (Decimal degrees -13.020121)
Longitude: 130° 48' E (Decimal degrees 130.800068)
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Locality / Suburb  
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Local Government Area  
History/Origin The Finniss River was named by Fred Litchfield in 1865 to perpetuate the name of the first Government Resident in the NT at Escape Cliffs, Adam Bay. The Hundred of Finniss followed as one of the initial 13 Hundreds named in 1871. It was probably named after Boyle Travers Finniss.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
14/09/1871 SAGG
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