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Name Tanami
Type Designation Locality
Place Id 22392
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 3 April 2007
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -19° 50' S (Decimal degrees -19.8409)
Longitude: 130° 41' E (Decimal degrees 130.6861)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Central Desert Shire Council
History/Origin The Tanami locality takes in the south west portion of the Tanami Desert and within the Alice Springs Region.

Tanami originates with the Alan Davidson Exploration of Central Australia, 1889/1900. He established his Camp No 66 at a waterhole / rockhole in the hills which he called Tanami and marked on his map. Govt Geologist HYL Brown on the map accompanying his report of 1909, mentions Chanamia.

Tanami is believed to be an Aboriginal word but its origins are unknown.

Register & Gazettal information

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