Stuart Park, Northern Territory

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Stuart Park
DarwinNorthern Territory
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Stuart Park
Stuart Park is located in Northern Territory
Stuart Park
Stuart Park
CoordinatesCoordinates: 12°26′55″S 130°50′30″E / 12.44861°S 130.84167°E / -12.44861; 130.84167
Population4,149 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density2,440/km2 (6,320/sq mi)
Established1950s
Postcode(s)0820
Area1.7 km2 (0.7 sq mi)
Location5 km (3 mi) from Darwin City
LGA(s)City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Fannie Bay
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Stuart Park:
Parap Parap
Woolner
Bayview
Bayview
The Gardens
Parap
Stuart Park Bayview
Charles Darwin
Darwin City Darwin City Charles Darwin
FootnotesAdjoining suburbs[2][3]

Stuart Park is an inner suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

History[edit]

This area derived its name as part of Parap after the Australian Army had left in 1946 and a number of Sidney William hutments remained.[4] The Parap Parish Hall between Westralia Street and Charles Street existed in 1949, but was not named until 1954.[4] When Administrator Driver was making the first moves towards local government, local Progress Associations were set up, including Stuart Park in 1950. It is believed that the park or camp area, formerly part of Parap, got its name as a separate unit from the park/camp area near the Stuart Highway which in turn is named after Scottish explorer John McDouall Stuart.

Present day[edit]

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

Gothenburg Crescent in Stuart Park was named after the ill-fated SS Gothenburg, which left Darwin in February 1875 and sank a few days later off the North Queensland coast with the loss of approximately 102 lives.

There is one school in the suburb, Stuart Park Primary School. It was founded in 1966.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Stuart Park (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Stuart Park". NT Atlas and Spatial Data Directory. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Darwin City Council Suburbs" (PDF). Place Names Committee. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  4. ^ a b "The Origin of Suburbs, Localities, Towns and Hundreds in the Greater Darwin area". Northern Territory Government. 2007. Archived from the original on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 26 December 2007.

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