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Name Macumba
Type Designation Park
Place Id 25032
Place Type Park or Cemetery
Status Registered
Date Registered 17 January 2022
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 24' S (Decimal degrees -12.414199)
Longitude: 130° 55' E (Decimal degrees 130.920689)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named after the SS Macumba, a merchant ship sunk in the Arafura Sea off the Arnhem Land coast as a result of a World War II air raid on 6 August 1943. The vessel had been carrying supplies to Darwin and three crew lost their lives as a result of the attack.

The exact location of the shipwreck remained a mystery for 74 years until it was discovered by researchers on board a Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) research vessel in 2017.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
17/01/2022 Plan S2021/085
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