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Hundred of Strangways

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Name Hundred of Strangways
Type Designation Hundred
Place Id 20521
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Assigned
Date Registered
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 38' S (Decimal degrees -12.638211)
Longitude: 131° 04' E (Decimal degrees 131.066874)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin The Hundred of Strangways is named after H.B.T Strangways, a South Australian Member of the Assembly in 1858, and later in 1860 as Attorney General. He was Premier in 1868 to 1870 and contributed greatly to the events of this period which led to the Overland Telegraph Construction for the Colony. Goyder felt that, as Premier and Attorney General, he had earned a name in the "Hundred of Strangways" in the Northern Territory. The Hundred stretches from the Stuart Highway south of Girraween Road.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
14/09/1871 SAGG
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