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Name Elliott
Type Designation Locality
Place Id 22346
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 3 April 2007
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -17° 33' S (Decimal degrees -17.5524)
Longitude: 133° 32' E (Decimal degrees 133.5387)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Barkly Shire Council
History/Origin The suburb of Elliott takes its name from the town of Elliott which in turn derived its name from the military staging camp established half way between Darwin and Alice Springs in 1940, during World War II by Captain Reginald Douglas Elliott MBE of the Darwin Overland Mobile Force. It became known as "Elliott", so the name is perpetuated by naming the townsite "Elliott".

In 1946 Administrator AR Driver felt the site would become the focal point for central Australia as it was at the junction of stock routes.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
03/04/2007 Date of Registration
04/04/2007 NTG 14 Notice of Naming
20/01/2016 NTG G3 Amendment to Locality Boundary
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