Place Names Register Extract

Stapleton Creek

Extract date: 19/08/2019

Name Stapleton Creek
Type Designation Stream
Place Id 18595
Place Type Feature
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -13° 11' S (Decimal degrees -13.199245)
Longitude: 131° 10' E (Decimal degrees 131.168237)
Locality / Suburb  
  Adelaide River
Local Government Area  
  Coomalie Community Council
History/Origin Stapleton Creek which was named by Surveyor G McMinn in December 1870 after James L Stapleton, a field operator during the construction of the Overland Telegraph Line and later Officer in Charge of the Port Darwin Telegraph Station, during 1871. Stapleton as Senior Telegraph Operator at Barrow Creek was speared on 22 February 1874 and died the following day, aged 41 years.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
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