Lyons, Northern Territory

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Lyons
DarwinNorthern Territory
Lyons NT.jpg
Population 1,930 (2011)[1]
Established 2004
Postcode(s) 0810
Location 16 km (10 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Wanguri
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Lyons:
Lee Point
Royal Darwin Hospital Lyons Muirhead
Tiwi Wanguri Leanyer

Lyons is a northern suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

Present day[edit]

Prior to gazettal on 7 July 2004 the area comprising Lyons was part of the suburb of Lee Point. Lyons is a new suburb with new estates being built to the west.

History[edit]

Lyons is named in commemoration of Tommy Imabulg Lyons, a Larrakia traditional owner (Greater Darwin Area) and senior man for the Danggalaba clan, who was a member of the "Black Watch" and worked as a Police Tracker. Tommy lived most of his life on the Cox Peninsula, Dum in Mirrie and Indian Islands in Bynoe Harbour. He died in 1978.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Lyons (NT)(State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Northern Territory Government

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°22′45″S 130°53′17″E / 12.37917°S 130.88806°E / -12.37917; 130.88806