Larrakeyah

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Larrakeyah
DarwinNorthern Territory
Larrakeyah nt.jpg
Population 3,374 (2006)[1]
 • Density 1,690/km2 (4,370/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 0820
Area 2.0 km2 (0.8 sq mi)
Location 2 km (1 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Port Darwin
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Larrakeyah:
Timor Sea The Gardens Stuart Park
Cullen Bay Larrakeyah Stuart Park
Cullen Bay Timor Sea Darwin

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

History[edit]

Larrakeyah is named after the indigenous language group that have occupied the area since 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[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Larrakeyah (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 March 2008. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 12°27′31″S 130°49′18″E / 12.45861°S 130.82167°E / -12.45861; 130.82167