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Name Woodroffe
Type Designation Suburb
Place Id 2091
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 5 December 2001
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 30' S (Decimal degrees -12.5026)
Longitude: 130° 58' E (Decimal degrees 130.9808)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin The suburb is named after George WOODROFFE Goyder, Surveyor-General of South Australia from 1861 to 1893. Goyder was born in Liverpool in 1826 to a Dr David George Goyder and his wife Sarah (nee Etherington). The family later moved to Glasgow and after obtaining his education at the Glasgow High School, Goyder was articled to a firm of Engineers studying surveying.

Goyder migrated to Australia in 1848 and joined the Colonial Engineer's Office in Adelaide in 1851. He became Deputy Surveyor-General then Surveyor-General in 1861, remaining in this position until 1893. In 1868/69 Goyder was appointed by the South Australian Government to carry out a survey of land in the Northern Territory.

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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