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Name Kilgariff
Type Designation Suburb
Place Id 24491
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 12 July 2013
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -23° 46' S (Decimal degrees -23.77507)
Longitude: 133° 53' E (Decimal degrees 133.88572)
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Locality / Suburb  
  Alice Springs
Local Government Area  
  Alice Springs Town Council
History/Origin Named after Bernie Kilgariff, who was born in Adelaide in 1929 and arrived in Alice Springs with his family on one of the first Ghan trains from Adelaide. His first job was building runways for the fledgling Connellan Airways. In June 1943, Bernie enlisted in the Australian Army and served overseas. He was appointed as the first Speaker of the new Northern Territory Legislative Assembly in 1974.

He resigned on 16 July 1975 in order to run for one of two newly-created seats in the Australian Senate for the Northern Territory in the 1975 federal election. Bernie, along with Ted Robertson, was elected as one of the Northern Territory's first Senators. He passed away on 10 April 2010 in Alice Springs at the age of 86.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
12/07/2013 Date added to the Register
24/07/2013 NTG30 Naming of Place
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