Territory Flag of the Northern Territories
Favorite thing: Extracted:
..."The Northern Territory doesn't have a 'blue duster' like all other Australian states. It was the first internal or external Australian territory to adopt a flag post-Federation (1901) in 1978 upon the granting of self government. The main device is a stylised local flower - Sturt's Desert Rose with the seven petals forming a seven pointed star symbolic of the Territory as potentially the seventh state. The Southern Cross represents NT's location. The colour Ochre represents the NT earth and the black panel is regarded by some as representing the aboriginal people"...
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Birch Carroll & Coyle Casuarina Cinema
Favorite thing: Birch Carroll & Coyle Casuarina is one of 3 cinema's in the Darwin Area. The others being in the City and at Palmerston.
Casuarina Square 247 Trower Road
08 8945 7777
Fondest memory: 2nd Lord of the Rings Movie, Boxing Day 2002
Favorite thing: Darwin has 5 public libraries, 4 run by the Darwin City Council and 1 in the Parliament House Building. Casuarina is the largest of the Council ones althoug the Darwin branch is also not bad. The Parliament house Library is purely for research but with most Lonely Planet guides its useful for researching a trip etc
Fondest memory: http://www.darwin.nt.gov.au/Public_Libraries/Public_Libraries.htm
Road Distances from Darwin
Favorite thing: place distance road time
Alice Springs 1491 km 5hrs
Batchelor 98km 1.15hrs
Berry Springs 55km 45mins
Fogg Dam 66km 45mins
Howard Springs 30km 30min
Jumping Crocs 66km 45mins
Kakadu N.P 257km 3hrs
Katherine 314km 3.3hrs
Litchfield N.P 129km 1.3hrs
Mataranka 420km 4.3hrs
Pine Creek 226km 2.3hrs
Tennant Creek 986km 10hrs
Sydney 4005km 4days
Melbourne via Adl 3749km
Brisbane 3387km 3days
Perth 3981km 3.5days
Adelaide 3015km 2.5days
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Global Gossip - Internet Cafe
Favorite thing: Open 8am till Midnight Global Gossip is one of the many internet cafes in Darwin. Also offering inexpensive phonecalls. Very handy to the main tourist area along Mitchell Street.
Fondest memory: 44 Mitchell Street Darwin
Banks in Darwin
Favorite thing: the following Bank branches are located in Darwin and suburbs.
National Australia Bank
Fondest memory: Banks
who needs them
who even cares
they do nothing
but hold our money
and give us infinite glares
who needs them
why must i
if i had my own way
there would be no banks
there would be no money
there would be nothing
but laughs, and plenty of honey
Darwin Cinema - Birch Carol and Coyle
Favorite thing: on Mitchell Street along past most of the tourist shops you'll find the only cinema in the City. Prices are the same throught Australia $13 or so i believe, with sometimes cheaper prices before 6pm and tuesdays.
enjoy the movies, after a long day its a great way to relax and like a holiday a great escape.
Computer Info for your Internet Cafe Needs
Favorite thing: Computer Info is where i go for all my Computer needs. Also a great internet cafe at only $3.95 with a free drink with an hours use.
Ask for Earlwin, he rocks...
5/21 Cavenagh Street Darwin
phone: 08 8941 3800
Darwin General Cemetery - for geneology buffs
Favorite thing: The Darwin General Cemetery situated on McMillans Road Moil is a denominational cemetery and was opened in 1954 and closed in 1988.
It was reopened again in 1989 and subsequently closed in September 2003.
Many Cyclone Tracey victims are buried there as well as past Council alderman and dignatories.
The Cemetery is maintained by Darwin City Council and any enquiries in relation to the cemetery or burial records can be obtained by phoning 8930 0583.
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Gardens Road Cemetery - for geneology buffs
Favorite thing: The Gardens Road Cemetery is situated at 191 Gardens Road and was opened on 10 April 1919. The Cemetery served as the official cemetery for Darwin until 11 December 1970. It’s service to the Darwin community encompassed two world wars and catered for a fast growing multi-cultural society including Greek, Japanese, Chinese, Malay, Northern European, Anglos and Celts. Many of those interred there were pioneers in their own way, surviving the vicissitudes of Darwin including the Depression, World War II, the climate and uncertainty of life in what remained essentially a remote northern town. The Depression years saw many of the older, more prominent Darwin families bury their dead, with Japanese divers, ordinary citizens and a number of servicemen interred in the cemetery. From the outbreak of war in 1939 a number of servicemen, mainly RAAF were buried at Gardens Cemetery, as were a number of American servicemen from late 1941.
Despite large numbers of civilians and serviceman killed in the 19 February 1942 raids by the Japanese, only American servicemen were buried there as a result. Exhumations of American servicemen were conducted in 1942 and the Australians were exhumed and relocated to Adelaide River in 1944.
The cemetery has an intrinsic value to the community by virtue of its ability to reflect cultural attitudes to burials, the use of cemeteries and the approach to formal landscaping over the period of it's operation. The Cemetery is significant to the people of Darwin and it's recorded history on site and elsewhere adds a further dimension to the understanding of the Territory's past.
The cemetery is held in high esteem especially by the Darwin Community for it's symbolic and social associations and generates a great deal of interest from visitors to Darwin.
Fondest memory: The Gardens Road Cemetery provides a tangible reminder of the exploits and lives of many who contributed to the development of the Territory, particularly in the years between the wars, and of servicemen who were buried there in the early war years. Many of the graves represent the last resting place of Territorians whose contribution to the Territory is important to the interpretation of the Territory's historical, social and cultural background.
During it's years in use, 848 adults and 83 children were recorded as being buried at the cemetery.
This Cemetery was heritage listed in 1999.
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Favorite thing: As you wander around Darwin, no matter what time of year, it always great to find a nice, cool shady nook where you can sit and relax. Civic Square has a number of these, like this one not far from the Mall.
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Favorite thing: The climate of Darwin is mainly tropical, with the dry months from May to September and the wet season from December to March..
Temperatures range from 25-33C (77-91F) in summer and 20-30C (69-88F) in winter.
The average rainfall 321mm (13 inches) in summer and 2mm in winter.
Fondest memory: The wet is almost unbearable in 'The Wet' when the humidity soars. Many people are know to go troppo during this time of the year. The dry is awesome, and when most of the tourists visit.
Favorite thing: The Government house is a beautiful building, and it's one of the few things that survived both Cyclone Tracy and the Japanese bombing of the city.
You can't go it, but it's worth a walk by. It's on the Esplanade by the harbour.
Favorite thing: The weather in Darwin is nice the whole year long. Even when it is winter in Australia, in Darwin it is really nice.
In July it is between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius. The rest of the year it is + 30 degrees Celsius.
Fondest memory: Just the weather.
Public Toilet on Nightcliff Foreshore
Favorite thing: This public toilet is located southwest of the Aquatic Center at the northwest end of Nightcliff Road.
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