Larrakeyah, Northern Territory

Larrakeyah, Northern Territory

Larrakeyah is an inner suburb of Darwin, the capital city of Australia's Northern Territory.

History

Larrakeyah is named after the indigenous language group that occupied the area before European settlement, the Larrakia, who occupied much of the Darwin coastal area.

Development of the suburb originated in the late 1800s when the Botanic Gardens were created, with further development in 1911 when Myilly Point in Larrakeyah was established as a residential area for senior public servants.

Present Day

Features of Larrakeyah include the Larrakeyah Barracks (an Army barracks combined with HMAS Coonawarra Naval Base) that takes up most of the suburb, Larrakeyah Terrace (a pleasant harbour-front street with an open park for picnics and walks), as well as being close by to the tourist attractions in Darwin City, Cullen Bay, Mindil Beach and the George Brown Botanical Gardens.

Larrakeyah is now a densely populated suburb, home to an increasingly diverse population of long-time locals, indigenous and transient residents who have come to Darwin to work during the cooler dry season. It is located within the federal electorate of Solomon and the territory electorate of Port Darwin.

References

External links

  • http://www.nt.gov.au/lands/lis/placenames/origins/greaterdarwin.shtml#l
  • http://www.id.com.au/nt/commprofile/default.asp?id=251&gid=3080&pg=1

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