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Name Yarrawonga
Type Designation Suburb
Place Id 2094
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 5 December 2001
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 28' S (Decimal degrees -12.4737)
Longitude: 130° 59' E (Decimal degrees 130.9875)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Named after the Yarrawonga Park Zoo which used to be on the site where McKenzie Place now is. The late Dr Alex McKenzie and Mrs Jean McKenzie came to Darwin in the post-war years and settled at Pee Wee Camp at East Point. Later they established themselves on freehold land where in 1965 they set up a wildlife park which they called Yarrawonga Park.

It is believed that the name "Yarrawonga" came from Victoria, the aboriginal word origin being "the place where the wonga pigeon nests".

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
22/08/1984 NTG33
05/12/2001 NTG48 Revocation of 22/08/1984 gazettal and renaming of suburb with slight changes to boundaries
29/07/2016 Alteration of Locality Boundary
10/08/2016 NTG G32 Alteration of Locality boundary notified in Gazette
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