Larger text size icon Smaller text size icon

Place Names Register Extract

Whitlam Street

If you know of any information about this place name which does not appear in this extract, please let the Place Names Committee know by completing a submission form.

View in NT Atlas | Print Extract | Search Again

Name Whitlam
Type Designation Street
Place Id 8283
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 4 November 1992
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Victoria-Daly Shire Council
History/Origin Named after the former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam whose Government, in 1975, handed over to the Gurindji people the Daruraru Land trust - being the first land in Australia "handed back" to the traditional Aboriginal owners.

The Hon Edward Gough Whitlam AC QC (b. 1916 -) Navigator, Barrister and Politician. In December 1941 Whitlam applied to join the Royal Australian Air Force and served in norther Australia, ending his service as a Flight Lieutenant. After serving with the RAAF he joined the Australian Labor Party in 1945. in 1952 he became the member for Werriwa in Sydney's south, retaining that seat in eleven more federal elections over the next 25 years until 1978. Whitlam was Prime Minister from 5/12/1972 to 11/11/1975.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
04/11/1992 NTG44
24/02/2016 NTG G8 Date Gazetted - Extension
View in NT Atlas | Print Extract | Search Again