Newcastle Waters

Newcastle Waters is located in Northern Territory

Newcastle Waters is a town and locality off the Stuart Highway in the Northern Territory. It is virtually uninhabited. The nearest petrol station and accommodation is found 23 kilometres (14 mi) south at Elliott.

The town of Newcastle Waters is a ghost town that contains a number of preserved historic buildings, including Jones's Store and the Junction Hotel.[9] It is located inside Newcastle Waters Station, a large cattle station with over 40,000 head of cattle.

In 1926, Newcastle Waters was required by the North Australia Act 1926 to be the permanent site of the seat of government for the now-defunct Territory of North Australia.[10] The provisional seat of government for the territory was Darwin, and nothing was done to establish the new capital before the act was repealed by the Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1931.[10][11]

The 2016 Australian census which was conducted in August 2016 reports that Newcastle Waters had 64 people living within its boundaries.[2]

Newcastle Waters is located within the federal division of Lingiari, the territory electoral division of Barkly and the local government area of the Barkly Region.[6][5][8]

References

  1. ^ a b "Place Names Register Extract for Newscastle Waters (locality)". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  2. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Newcastle Waters (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Place Names Register Extract for Newscastle Waters (village)". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Postcode for Newcastle Waters, Northern Territory". Postcodes Australia. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Electoral boundaries 2016, Electorate of Barkly" (PDF). Northern Territory Electoral Commission. 2016. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  6. ^ a b "Map of the FEDERAL ELECTORAL DIVISION OF LINGIARI" (PDF). Australian Electoral Commission. February 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  7. ^ a b c "Summary statistics Elliott (nearest weather station)". Bureau of Meterology, Australian government. Retrieved 21 December 2018.
  8. ^ a b "Barkly Shire - Locality Names / Boundaries" (PDF). Northern Territory Government. 2 April 2007. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  9. ^ "Newcastle Waters Historic Township". Discover Central Australia. Retrieved 3 December 2018.
  10. ^ a b "North Australia Act, No. 16 of 1926". Commonwealth of Australia. 4 June 1926. Retrieved 22 December 2018. Clause 47; Seat of government of North Australia
  11. ^ "Northern Territory (Administration) Act 1931". Commonwealth of Australia.

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