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Name Mitchell
Type Designation Suburb
Place Id 2067
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 3 April 2007
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 31' S (Decimal degrees -12.5306)
Longitude: 130° 59' E (Decimal degrees 130.9956)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin The suburb of Mitchell and nearby Mitchell Creek are named after Surveyor A J Mitchell who was a Senior Survey with Survey General GW Goyder during the surveying of Palmerston and surrounding hinterland in 1869-70. He was involved in the actual surveying of the land where the current Palmerston stands.

Following the surveying around Port Darwin, he is known to have been employed by the Lands Department in NSW prior to emigrating to California, USA, in 1874.

The suburb boundary, as approved on 8 March 2007, is deliniated on CP 5077.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
17/10/1984 NTG41
05/12/2001 NTG48 Revocation of 17/10/1984 gazettal.
03/04/2007 Re-registration of Mitchell with new boundaries
24/05/2018 Alteration of Locality Boundary (Certified Plan S2017/116)
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