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Name Ngukurr
Type Designation Community
Place Id 22448
Place Type Administrative Area
Status Registered
Date Registered 3 April 2007
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -14° 43' S (Decimal degrees -14.7327)
Longitude: 134° 44' E (Decimal degrees 134.7432)
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Locality / Suburb  
  (None Found)
Local Government Area  
  Roper Gulf Shire Council
History/Origin Ngukurr as an administrative area is based on and takes its name from the Aboriginal community of the same name, established by the Church Mission Society in 1908 on the banks of the Roper River after which it took its name. In 1969 the Roper River Council requested the Aboriginal name for the local area, which exceeds ?living memory? of the local residents be used. Ngukurr has no translatable meaning, but in essence means ?taboo, sacred or holy?.

Register & Gazettal information

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