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ID: 7001895
 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Darwin (inhabited place)  Darwin (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 12 23 00 S  degrees minutes   Lat: -12.3833  decimal degrees
Long: 130 44 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 130.7333  decimal degrees

Note: Settlement destroyed by hurricane 1879; now communications center & supply point for N Australia; headquarters Allied Army 1941-1945; bombed by Japan 1942; rebuilt after WW II; destroyed by cyclone Tracy 1974.

Names:
Darwin (preferred,C,V)
Palmerston (H,V)  ............ until 1911
Port Darwin (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Oceania (continent)  ....  Oceania (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Australia (nation)  ........  Australia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Northern Territory (territory)  ............  Northern Territory (territory) (P)
Hierarchy of Darwin (inhabited place)  ................  Darwin (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded 1869
city (C)
regional capital (C)
port (C)

Sources and Contributors:
Darwin..........  [VP Preferred]
.................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 164
.................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 53
.................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 316
Palmerston..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 164
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 228
Port Darwin..........  [VP]
.......................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 164
Subject: .....  [VP]
..................  Cambridge World Gazetteer (1990) 164
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 228
..................  Times Atlas of the World (1992) 53
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1988) 316
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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