Marrara, Northern Territory

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

Marrara
Darwin, Northern Territory
Northlakes Shopping Centre, Marrara
Marrara
Coordinates12°23′54″S 130°52′48″E
Population1,549 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density339.7/km2 (879.8/sq mi)
Established1869
Postcode(s)0812
Area4.56 km2 (1.8 sq mi)
Location11.5 km (7 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s)City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Sanderson
Federal Division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Marrara:
Jingili Anula
Wulagi
Malak
Eaton Marrara Karama
Eaton Eaton Berrimah

History

Shown on Goyder's original surveys of Darwin in 1869 was the swamp between the suburb and the Darwin International Airport, but like Leanyer, the name is believed to be derived from an Aboriginal name for the area.

The streets in the residential area of the suburb are named after golf courses at the request of the Darwin Golf Club who developed the residential subdivision in order to develop the greens. It is also near the International Airport.

Economy

Airnorth has its head office on the property of Darwin International Airport in Marrara.[2]

References

  1. Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Marrara (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  2. "Contact us." Airnorth. Retrieved 10 February 2011. "Administration 4 Lancaster Road MARRARA."
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