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Name Eaton
Type Designation Suburb
Place Id 22292
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 3 April 2007
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 24' S (Decimal degrees -12.4108)
Longitude: 130° 52' E (Decimal degrees 130.8823)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin This Darwin suburb takes in RAAF Base Darwin and the airport. Eaton is named in commemoration of Group Captain Charles Eaton (1895 - 1979) British & Australian Pioneer Aviator, Diplomat and Soldier. Charles Eaton OBE, AFC, MID was born in London in 1895 and came to Australia in 1922 and joined the RAAF in 1925. He first came to the NT in 1929 to find the missing "Kookaburra". In 1938 he inspected northern defences and in 1939 was appointed OIC Fannie Bay.

In 1940 with the completion of the new RAAF aerodrome, he was appointed Station Commander of RAAF Darwin. After the War he was appointed Australian Consul in Portuguese East Timor and later Acting Australian Consular General at Jakarta.

The suburb boundary, as approved on 8 March 2007, is deliniated on CP 5076.

Register & Gazettal information

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