Anula, Northern Territory

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This article is about a suburb of Darwin, Northern Territory. For the ancient Sri Lankan queen, see Queen Anula.
Anula
DarwinNorthern Territory
Anula Primary School.jpg
Anula Primary and Pre-School
Population 2,405 (2011)[1]
 • Density 1,850/km2 (4,790/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 0812
Area 1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)
Location 13 km (8 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Sanderson
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Anula:
Wagaman Wulagi Sanderson
Moil Anula Malak
Marrara Marrara Marrara

Anula is a Northern suburb of Darwin, Northern Territory, in the Northern Territory of Australia. The suburb lies to the east of Lee Point Road and to the North of McMillans Road and covers an area of 1.318 km2 (0.509 sq mi).

The suburb lies to the north of Darwin International Airport which is also known as RAAF Base Darwin.

The streets in Anula are named after early NT Mines and Mineral Fields. Names such as SpringHill Street, Caledonian Street, Wolfram Court and Zapopan Court being but a few examples.

History[edit]

During World War II, in 1945, the No.1 Canadian Special Wireless Group was located in the present day suburb.

The suburb is named after the Yanyuwa (Anula) tribe of Aboriginal people from the Borroloola - McArthur River - Seven Emus area on the coastline of the Gulf of Carpentaria.

When the area was designed in 1966, the linguists' spelling was that listed, but variant uses of the name were Yanyula and Janjula. Yanyula Drive perpetuates one variant name for the tribe group, but the whole suburb enshrines Anula as the adopted name in the 1960s, gazetted finally as a suburb in 1984.

The suburb of Anula was under construction when Cyclone Tracy devastated Darwin in late 1974.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Anula (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 

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Coordinates: 12°23′34″S 130°53′24″E / 12.39278°S 130.89000°E / -12.39278; 130.89000