Fannie Bay, Northern Territory

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Fannie Bay
DarwinNorthern Territory
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Fannie Bay, Darwin
Population2,624 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density570.4/km2 (1,477.4/sq mi)
Area4.60 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location4 km (2 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s)City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Fannie Bay
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Fannie Bay:
East Point Ludmilla
Timor Sea Fannie Bay The Narrows
Timor Sea Parap The Narrows

Fannie Bay is a middle/inner suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

Situated in the suburb is the Fannie Bay Gaol museum, Fannie Bay Race Track and a monument to Ross Smith, captain of the Vickers Vimy, that on 10 December 1919, was the first aircraft to fly from England to Australia in less than 30 days. Adjoining the suburb is the East Point Reserve, containing Lake Alexander, a Military Museum and gun emplacements from the Second World War.

A great many places in the Northern Territory were named by John McDouall Stuart for members of the Chambers family, who sponsored his expeditions. Fanny (1841–1915) was the eldest daughter of John Chambers.


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Fannie Bay (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata

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Coordinates: 12°25′30″S 130°50′11″E / 12.42500°S 130.83639°E / -12.42500; 130.83639