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Place Names Register Extract

Watarrka School

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Name Watarrka School
Type Designation School
Place Id 23538
Place Type Infrastructure
Status Registered
Date Registered 13 July 2009
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -24° 18' S (Decimal degrees -24.30093)
Longitude: 131° 36' E (Decimal degrees 131.60146)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  MacDonnell Shire Council
Alternate Names  
  Lilla School
History/Origin Name altered from Lilla School to Watarrka School on 21 September 2011.

The name Watarrka is derived from an Aboriginal (Luritja) word referring to the umbrella bush, a small Australian acacia that thrives within the Watarrka National Park region, where Lilla Community is situated.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
13/07/2009 Date added to Register
22/07/2009 NTG29
21/09/2011 Name altered from Lilla School to Watarrka School
05/10/2011 NTG40 Alteration of Name of Place Instrument published
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