Place Names Register Extract


Extract date: 09/07/2020

Name Kakadu
Type Designation Locality
Place Id 22359
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 3 April 2007
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 56' S (Decimal degrees -12.947)
Longitude: 132° 26' E (Decimal degrees 132.439)
Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  West Arnhem Shire Council
History/Origin This locality covers the whole of Kakadu National Park after which it is named. The name is derived from the "Gagadju" Aboriginal tribal group who live in the area around the South and East Alligator Rivers. "Kakadu" was the recognised spelling used for the tribe from early 1900s until more recent times. The Kakadu National Park was declared a World Heritage Area in 1979.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
03/04/2007 Date of Registration
04/04/2007 NTG 14 Notice of Naming

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