Anula, Northern Territory
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Darwin, Northern Territory
Anula Primary and Pre-School
|Population||2,405 (2011 census)|
|• Density||1,850/km2 (4,790/sq mi)|
|Area||1.3 km2 (0.5 sq mi)|
|Location||13 km (8 mi) from Darwin|
|LGA(s)||City of Darwin|
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 streets in Anula are named after early NT Mines and mineral fields. Names such as Spring Hill Street, Caledonian Street, Wolfram Court and Zapopan Court being but a few examples.
During World War II, in 1945, the No.1 Canadian Special Wireless Group was located in the present day suburb.
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, with a few house constructions started and a handful completed. As part of the reconstruction the blocks, with remains of construction were cleared, the power infrastructure was placed underground and construction started again. Prior to the cyclone most houses were to be of the elevated type, however post cyclone most houses were concrete single level.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Anula (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 July 2014.
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