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Hundred of Hawkshaw

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Name Hundred of Hawkshaw
Type Designation Hundred
Place Id 20511
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Assigned
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 36' S (Decimal degrees -13.6)
Longitude: 130° 30' E (Decimal degrees 130.5145)
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Locality / Suburb  
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Local Government Area  
History/Origin This Hundred was originally proclaimed in the Daly River area of the Northern Territory in July 1885.

A South Australian Town, north-west of Carrieton, was proclaimed on 23 November, 1882 and also named Hawkshaw by Governor Jervois after a town in Lancashire, England.

Whilst the South Australian designed town was later abolished, the Territory Hundred of Hawkshaw continued to contain many agricultural areas within that Hundred. Extensions of the Hundreds of Berinka and Hawkshaw took place in October, 1913 during the Gilruth administration to encourage farming in the Daly River area.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
11/10/1913 CG67
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