Hundred of Bagot (Northern Territory)
The Hundred of Bagot is the cadastral unit of hundred for the city of Darwin, Northern Territory and the city of Palmerston. It includes the Local Government Areas of the City of Darwin, the northern part of the City of Palmerston and part of the north-western edge of the Shire of Litchfield.
|Hundred of Bagot|
Map of the hundred in 1872
Bagot is one of the 14 hundreds that were proclaimed in the County of Palmerston (although the map below shows 20 hundreds). It was named after John Tuthill Bagot, who was the Chief Secretary in the Strangways ministry of South Australia from 1868-1870.
The Hundred was enlarged in 1963 when the Governor-General of Australia, William Sidney, 1st Viscount De L'Isle, revoked the Hundred of Sanderson, formerly located to the north of Bagot, and included this into Bagot. Old maps of Darwin (formerly Palmerston) mention the Hundred of Bagot. The hundred is divided into sections.