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Hundred of Howard

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Name Hundred of Howard
Type Designation Hundred
Place Id 20512
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Assigned
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 01' S (Decimal degrees -13.02)
Longitude: 131° 10' E (Decimal degrees 131.17)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Coomalie Community Council
History/Origin This Hundred is situated south east of Darwin, but west of the Adelaide River. It was named after Captain Frederick Howard after whom the Howard River was also named. He was later in 1865/66 to command the HMS "Beatrice" which took part in the initial surveys at Escape Cliffs/Adam Bay under Col. Boyle Travers Finniss. This Hundred was one of the first thirteen gazetted in the NT in 1871.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
14/09/1871 SAGG
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