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Marlow Lagoon

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Name Marlow Lagoon
Type Designation Suburb
Place Id 2061
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 5 December 2001
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 29' S (Decimal degrees -12.493223)
Longitude: 130° 57' E (Decimal degrees 130.962484)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin The suburb of Marlow Lagoon is named after Joseph Marlow who came to the Territory at the age of 21 year in about 1917 from the Malay States. He was a fettler on the Railways at stages, but had an interest in Agricultural Lease No. 213 between 1927 and 1938. This lease covered the peninsula area jutting into East Arm of Darwin Harbour between Berrimah and Palmerston. It is believed that his occupation of this lease led to the use of the name Marlow's Lagoon (for the waterhole) on pre-war plans.

In 1935, Joseph Marlow married Ellen Mary Flynn, daughter of Nellie & Tom Flynn of Rum Jungle on 26 February and they had two children. On 27 September 1940 Marlow (recorded as Joseph Marler) died at Parap (aged 46 years).

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
17/10/1984 NTG41
05/12/2001 NTG48 Revocation of 17/10/1984 gazettal and renaming of suburb with slight changes to boundaries
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