Livingstone, Northern Territory

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Livingstone
DarwinNorthern Territory
Population 1,038 (2006 census)[1]
Established 1942
Postcode(s) 0822
Location
LGA(s) Litchfield Municipality
Territory electorate(s) Goyder
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Livingstone:
Southport Southport Noonamah
Berry Springs Livingstone Acacia Hills
Tumbling Waters Adelaide River Acacia Hills

Livingstone is an outer rural locality Darwin. The name "Livingstone" derived from the war-time airstrip which was named after John D Livingstone, Jnr.[2] On 4 April 1942, Livingstone was wounded during action over Darwin, but flew to the newly completed 34 mile airstrip where he crash landed, but died in the resultant inferno.[2] He was buried at "The Gardens Cemetery".[2] The 34 Mile strip was named Livingstone in his honour.[2] Livingstone has a rural recreation reserve managed by community management committee and provides a Friday night 34 mile bar and bistro frequented by locals and visitors.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Livingstone (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 March 2008. 
  2. ^ a b c d Livingstone Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.

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Coordinates: 12°40′58.45″S 131°04′54.80″E / 12.6829028°S 131.0818889°E / -12.6829028; 131.0818889