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  Darwin Northern Territory - facts from Koala Bear Express.
Darwin the 'capital' of northern Australia is closer to Jakarta than it is to Sydney, and closer to Singapore than it is to Melbourne, so it's no surprise that Darwin looks outward to Asia as much as it looks inland to the rest of Australia.
The process of white settlement in the Northern Territory was just as troubled and violent as elsewhere in Australia, with Aboriginal groups vainly trying to resist the takeover of land on which their way of life depended.
Darwin was attacked 64 times during the war and 243 people lost their lives; it was the only place in Australia to suffer prolonged attack.
www.koalaexpress.com.au /darwin.htm   (1792 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Darwin, Northern Territory
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory.
Darwin's importance as a port is forecasted to grow in the future, due in part to the increased exploitation of petroleum in the nearby Timor Sea, to the completion of the railway link and continued expansion of trade with Asia.
The Northern Territory was initially settled and administered by South Australia, until its transfer to the Commonwealth in 1911.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Darwin,-Northern-Territory   (754 words)

  
 Darwin, Northern Territory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Darwin is an important port, particularly for the live export of cattle, minerals and gas.
The Northern Territory was initially settled and administered by South Australia, until its transfer to the Commonwealth in 1911.
Darwin is situated in the Northern Territory, on the coast of the Timor Sea at geographic coordinates 12°27′S 130°50′E.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Darwin,_Northern_Territory   (2565 words)

  
 Darwin: Northern Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory, and is a city of 109,419 people (2001 census) on Australia's far north-western coastline.
Darwin has the largest proportional population of Indigenous Australians of any Australian capital city, and a significant percentage of the people in Darwin are recent immigrants from South and East Asia.
Dili (East Timor) is 656 km from Darwin, Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea) is 1818 km, and Jakarta (Indonesia) is 2735 km from Darwin.
www.grandpapencil.com /austral/darwin.htm   (371 words)

  
 darwin Northern Territory - Travel - MyNRMA   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Named after Charles Darwin, the father of the theory of evolution, the city is a good example of the concept of the ‘survival of the fittest’ in action.
The modern city of Darwin, which began life as Palmerston in 1869, was the fifth attempt at establishing a settlement on the northern coast of Australia.
Operated by the Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, this 1000-acre park showcases the native plants and animals of the region.
www.mynrma.com.au /nt_destination_darwin.asp   (982 words)

  
 Darwin travel guide - Wikitravel
Darwin [1] is a small yet cosmopolitan city of approximately 110,000 people located on the Timor Sea (a branch of the Indian Ocean) in north-central Australia.
Darwin is the capital city of the Northern Territory.
Darwin was bombed 64 times during the war and over 243 people lost their lives; it was the only locality in Australia to suffer prolonged air attack - on the 19 February 1942, for example, 242 Japanese warplanes attacked Darwin.
wikitravel.org /en/Darwin   (2201 words)

  
 Darwin Northern Territory Travel Guide Australia
A modern, thriving city with a history of tragedy and triumph, Darwin is a tropical city featuring a laid-back lifestyle and a rich cultural diversity.
Darwin is the capital of Australia's Northern Territory and is the most northerly city on the continent.
Darwin is some 2100 miles from Canberra, 2000 miles from Sydney, 2100 miles from Melbourne and 2000 miles from Adelaide.
www.time2travel.com /au/nt/darwin/index.htm   (252 words)

  
 Chasing Horizons #23: Into The Top End - Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia, Australasia, Australasia Travel ...
The Territory is the most barren and least populated part of Australia with only 1% of the population living in 20% of the country area.
Darwin, the territory's capital, however is the most cosmopolitan of cities.
Casuarina Cougars were playing Darwin Tigers and this being the last game of the regular season the winner of this game would qualify for the knockout stages of the competition.
www.bootsnall.com /articles/01-08/chasing-horizons-23-into-the-top-end-darwin-northern-territory-australia.html   (1962 words)

  
 Department of Health and Ageing - Mosquitoes: onshore detection and elimination in Darwin, Northern Territory
The Northern Territory is free of the 2 principal vectors of dengue, although there have been numerous instances of both Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus imported into Darwin.
However, its absence from the greater Darwin area, the failure to detect this species in ovitraps in Darwin for over 25 years, and the occurrence of this species only in very low numbers in remote localities away from potential importation routes, indicates that the larvae were unlikely to have been this species.
The Northern Territory Remains free of dengue fever vectors.
www.health.gov.au /internet/wcms/publishing.nsf/content/cda-pubs-cdi-2001-cdi2504-cdi2504t.htm   (2422 words)

  
 Darwin Australia - Northern Territory - Northern Territory Official Travel Site
Darwin's cultural heritage is a unique blend of ancient Aboriginal custom, European pioneering legacy, WWII history and fresh Asian influence.
Darwin is the tropical capital city of Australia's Northern Territory.
Darwin again made world news when the city was rebuilt in the wake of Cyclone Tracy in 1974 - an event well documented at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
www.travelnt.com /en/explore/darwin   (477 words)

  
 Australia - Northern Territory : Darwin
Today, Darwin is completely rebuilt and has emerged as a modern but relaxed town where more than 50 ethnic groups of Asian-born Australians mingle with Aborigines and Europeans from earlier periods of immigration.
Darwin offers all the elegance of a cosmopolitan city with restaurants, hotels, museums, art galleries, as well as nightlife.
Additionally, Darwin's tropical boundaries are a splendid charm with the Timor Sea and the flourishing greens of the tropical wetlands.
www.marimari.com /content/australia/popular_places/northern_territory/darwin/main.html   (534 words)

  
 Darwin: Darwin Australia: Darwin Travel: Northern Territory Official Travel Site
Darwin's tropical climate lends itself to an outdoor lifestyle.Much of the city's social activities take place at markets, in parks and reserves, by the beach or on boats down on Darwin Harbour.
Darwin was founded as Australia’s most northerly harbour port in 1869, and its population rapidly expanded after the discovery of gold at nearby Pine Creek in 1871.
Darwin again made world news when the city was rebuilt in the wake of Cyclone Tracy in 1974 - an event well documented at the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory.
en.travelnt.com /explore/darwin.aspx   (465 words)

  
 Darwin Australia. Information, accommodation
Darwin attracts substantial numbers of tourists as it is a fascinating city (unlike any in the world) with a beautiful harbour, marina complexes and a diverse lively character.
Darwin has the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Market which is held in the dry season from May to October in an idyllic beach side setting under a canopy of vine trees and coconut palms.
Throughout the Northern Territory, distances between townships or settlements can be great and there are vast tracts of largely un populated land which may require permission from Aboriginal Land Authorities to access.
www.auinfo.com /darwin.htm   (788 words)

  
 Darwin: The capital of the Northern Territory of Australia
Darwin is a cosmopolitan, tropical city situated on the edge of the Arafura sea in the Top End of the Northern Territory.
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory have collections ranging from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, to a show case of the many boats that have travelled the northern waters of Australia.
Darwin is at its busiest during the dry season months of May to October.
www.wildplaces.net.au /darwin.htm   (423 words)

  
 Darwin tourism - Darwin Australia - Northern Territory Official Travel Site
The city of Darwin has the most youthful population in Australia, which gives it a distinctly optimistic vibe.
The weather is always warm with a year round average of 32 degrees celsius, and is best described as balmy (from May to October) or sultry (from November to April).
Darwin Harbour's healthy population of barramundi and other tropical fish make it a world-class fishing destination and its turquoise waters set the scene for the more relaxed option of a sunset cruise.
www.travelnt.com /en/explore/darwin/region/darwin-city.htm   (567 words)

  
 The Station Record at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
At the end of March 2000, the record at Darwin was presented, based on data obtained from the Goddard Institute (GISS) which compiles thousands of station records from around the world to produce those global graphs which show a warming of up to +0.7°C in the last 100 years.
Although the Darwin CBD was much less built-up then than it is now, I would expect that a station at either of those 2 locations would have been subject to a reasonably significant urban heat island effect.
The whole point of this investigation of just one station is that although Darwin shows an overall cooling due to that site change, this faulty record is the one used by GISS and CRU in their compilation of global mean temperature.
www.john-daly.com /darwin.htm   (1719 words)

  
 Australia's Travellers Club - Darwin - Northern Territory
The vast expanses of the Northern Territory house an extraordinary array of inland natural wonders and inspiring coastal features.
Darwin is Australia's most northern capital city and its isolation from the other states has encouraged the evolution of a unique lifestyle.
Darwin's colourful route through history spans Indonesian trade with coastal Aborigines, the discovery of gold and early Chinese settlement, a base for the pearling industry of the North-North West, and its frontline role in World War II, the submerged relics of which are fascinating fodder for the eager scuba diver.
www.travellersclub.com.au /info/darwin.htm   (277 words)

  
 BBC - h2g2 - Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Darwin is a town located in the top bit of the rugged outback of the Northern Territory in Australia.
Despite its rough and ready reputation, Darwin is a nice town, rebuilt and modern after Cyclone Tracy wiped it out in 1974, and obviously full of freaks, like all places at the end of long roads with nowhere else to go.
Darwin's environs is rich in all the wildlife inevitably associated with Australia, such as kangaroos, goannas, and koalas.
www.bbc.co.uk /dna/h2g2/A673418   (1387 words)

  
 Darwin - Northern Territory
The reasons why there are not many tourists at this time are that most of the roads in the National Parks are impassable, it is not possible to swim in the Ocean due to the poisonous box jellyfish and the humidity is quite high.
The best time to visit Darwin is the end of the rain season or the beginning of the dry period (May).
Tracy raged over Darwin for about 4 hours and is one of the greatest natural catastrophes in the history of Australia.
www.downunder-dago.com /113/Northern-Territory/darwin.html   (306 words)

  
 BUG - Backpackers Guide to Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Darwin is the closest Australian city to Asia and its airport handles many of the cheapest international flights into and out of Australia, making Darwin a popular gateway.
Darwin International Airport (tel (08) 8920 1811; website www.darwinairport.com.au) is 10km northeast of the city centre and is served by the airport shuttle bus that meets most (but not all) flights and drops off at hostels.
The station is in Berrimah in Darwin’s outer suburbs.
www.bugaustralia.com /darwin/gta.html   (348 words)

  
 Northern Territory - Australian Outback - Northern Territory Official Travel Site
There is no greater haven than the Northern Territory for those looking to make a connection with nature.
Divers can explore World War II wrecks in Darwin Harbour and while scuba diving isn't an activity usually associated with the Northern Territory, there are some awesome wrecks to be explored under its tropical waters.
Fishing in the Northern Territory is world class and there are many diverse fishing habitats on offer from lush billabongs, big tidal rivers, mangrove-lined estuaries, a scattering of islands and hundreds of kms of unspoilt coastline.
www.travelnt.com /en   (504 words)

  
 Blue Travel - Guide to Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Darwin has national coachlines arriving and an international airport servicing daily flights from around the country and overseas.
Darwin is a good place to lie on the beach, but make sure the water is safe before swimming (sharks, salt-water crocodiles and deadly jellyfish have been known to swim offshore).
Darwin is also the jumping-off point for tours and safaris to Litchfield,
www.blue-travel.net /cpc/au31re83.htm   (453 words)

  
 Darwin Travel Guide and Travel Information - Lonely Planet
The 'capital' of northern Australia is closer to Jakarta than it is to Sydney, and closer to Singapore than it is to Melbourne, so it should come as no surprise that it looks outward to Asia as much as it looks inland to the rest of Australia.
This proximity and familiarity with Australia's northern neighbours is reflected in the town's relaxed, cosmopolitan, tropical atmosphere.
In a country that prides itself on its ethnic diversity, Darwin may be the most multicultural city of all.
www.lonelyplanet.com /destinations/australasia/darwin   (309 words)

  
 Darwin City: Darwin Australia: Northern Territory Official Travel Site
The Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) is just 4 kms from the city centre and houses stunning permanent collections of Aboriginal art.
The weather is always warm with a year round average of 32 degrees celsius, and is best described as balmy (from May to October) or sultry (from November to April).
Darwin Harbour’s healthy population of barramundi and other tropical fish make it a world-class fishing destination and its turquoise waters set the scene for the more relaxed option of a sunset cruise.
en.travelnt.com /explore/darwin/darwin-the-city.aspx   (562 words)

  
 Darwin - Northern Territory - Australia - Travel - smh.com.au
Port Darwin was discovered by Lieutenant John Lort Stokes and named by Captain J.C. Wickham when, travelling in the HMS Beagle, they passed the harbour area in 1839.
The settlement of Darwin is a vital part of the interminable saga of trying to establish an outpost of the northern coast of Australia.
Beyond the city centre and the points of interest Darwin sprawls with that kind of scrappy urban fringe which is all too common at the edges of Australian cities.
www.smh.com.au /news/Northern-Territory/Darwin/2005/02/17/1108500201604.html   (2262 words)

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