Ludmilla, Northern Territory

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DarwinNorthern Territory
Looking up Bagot Road in Ludmilla
Population 1,743 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density 484/km2 (1,254/sq mi)
Established 1893
Postcode(s) 0820
Area 3.6 km2 (1.4 sq mi)
Location 6.1 km (4 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s) City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s) Fong Lim
Federal Division(s) Solomon
Suburbs around Ludmilla:
East Point Bagot Darwin International Airport
Timor Sea Ludmilla RAAF Base
Parap Winnellie The Narrows

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


Ludmilla Holtze

Ludmilla, as a suburb, obtained its name from Ludmilla Creek. The suburb is believed to have been named after Ludmilla Holtze by Gustav Sabine, who was a Government Surveyor, and who carried out a survey of that particular area in 1893.[2] As the name did not appear on any maps prior to this survey it is pretty certain to have been Gustav Sabine (Sabine Road, Millner).

Ludmilla Creek in Darwin was named after Ludmilla Holtze. Ludmilla Holtze married Charles William Hughes on the 4th November, 1889, at Palmerston, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. They together had 5 children (2 sons and 3 daughters). Ludmilla was born in 1871 and she died in Adelaide South Australia in 1971. The Headstone on the grave situated at North Road Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia shows that Ludmilla Hughes was the only daughter of Maurice & Evlampia Holtze.

[3] She migrated to Australia from Hanover in 1872, together with her father (Maurice), mother (Evlampia) and three brothers (Nicholas, Alexis and Waldemir).

Maurice Holtze was a Government Gardener (1878–1891) and was responsible for the development of the cultivation of plants in Palmerston (Darwin). Dr. Maurice Holtze was for many years the Director of the Experimental Gardens, Darwin, and subsequently, he was Director the Botanic Gardens, Adelaide, South Australia.

Present day[edit]

Ludmilla is a predominantly residential suburb and is usually associated with the adjacent inner Darwin suburbs of Parap, Fannie Bay and Stuart Park.



  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Ludmilla (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Northern Territory Government Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine. (2007). The Origin of Suburbs, Localities, Towns and Hundreds in the Greater Darwin area. Retrieved 11 January 2008.
  3. ^ Northern Territory Library and Information Service (2008). Ludmilla Holtze. Retrieved 11 January 2008.

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Coordinates: 12°25′47″S 130°51′6″E / 12.42972°S 130.85167°E / -12.42972; 130.85167