Pine creek northern territory history book

Camp in the tropical surroundings amongst a variety of bird species such as red collared lorikeets, red wing parrots, northern rosellas, galahs, blue faced honey eaters and the great bowerbird. Pine creek northern territory place chineseaustralian historical images in australia, this is a catalogue of historical images of chinese held. Pine creek, northern territory cartographic material 1985. It is of lightweight construction with no ceiling or wall linings and was described as an oven by the chief health officer of the period. The lazy lizard is in the heart of the historic pine creek in australias outback northern territory. Records, however, suggest that the pine creek home may also have been used during 1942 as temporary accommodation for people being evacuated from the northern territory during world war ii. Here, mayse young writes herself into australian legend. Pine creek railway resort now has tourism accreditation. In the northern territory of the thirties and forties she reared seven children. Mining history enterprise pit, pine creek goldfields.

The pine creek area first came to prominence during the building of the overland telegraph line. John mcdouall stuart had suggested possible gold discoveries in the northern territory in 1862 when he noted the may river as a likely place to find gold. Pine creek hotel is located in the quaint northern territory town of pine creek. Pine creek railway station is a disused railway station. Pine creek railway station pine creek, northern territory. Pine creek, northern territory news newspapers books scholar jstor march 2019 learn how and. By 1911 there were also schools at pine creek and brocks creek. Commonwealth government records about the northern territory chapter 1.

About us pine creek railway resort pinecreekrailway resort. Lovely little museum in which you could get more information about the place and watch a movie about the. Pine creek may be a good place to stop and fill up on petrol and food, but it is also a place full of knowledge, history, heritage, natural and cultural beauty, and classically warm northern territory hospitality. Our school is the best little school in the northern territory.

As at the 2016 census there were 328 residents of pine creek, which is the fourth largest town between darwin and alice springs. Early years of mining commonwealth government records about. Pine creek a town with golden history darwin weekendnotes. It remains somewhere rich in aboriginal heritage, and a fitting place to learn more about the traditional landowners ancient and enigmatic culture.

Flinders ranges research provides historical information and research services on both south australia and the northern territory. Pine creek, pine creek museum and library, railway terrace. Location 1940 1941 location pine creek home was situated at pine creek. As at the 2016 census there were 328 residents of pine creek, which is the fourth largest town between darwin and alice springs pine creek is just off the stuart highway the road from the south to darwin and is still a notable tourist stop. The pine creek museum is the oldest prefabricated corrugated iron building in australia. The early history of north australian colonization. Beautifully restored locomotives and good information about the history of the railway in pine creek and nt. Pine creek railway resort is a one stop shop and our team has a focus on excellent customer service, and a cando attitude.

It offers the typical australian pub experience along with accommodation at affordable prices. Pine creek northern territory chineseaustralian historical. Pine creek is the fourth largest town between darwin and alice spring, in the katherine region of the northern territory australia. History of northern territory it is thought that the history of the northern territory began when indigenous inhabitants occupied in the region some 60,000 years ago. Umbrawarra gorge pine creek nt katherine northern territory. Consequently the history of the town is largely the history of the territorys goldmining industry. Pine creek is a small town in the katherine region of the northern territory, australia. She was also mum to hundreds of stockmen, miners and drifters for whom her hotel was the best drinking hole on the track. Digging, squatting, and pioneering life in the northern territory of.

Discover pine creek, northern territory, australia with the help of your friends. When booking your next holiday in the northern territory, look for the tick. Old bonrook station homestead attraction tour pine creek. Book into any of the below options for your stay in pine creek, including the world famous pine creek hotel, the star of mayse young. Old bonrook station is an example of an early timber framed corrugated galvanised iron building which was common in the northern territory from 18971937. The contribution of the chinese to the northern territory nt has been varied and significant. Accommodation single cabins family cabins pine creek. Demonstrating that popular opinion with always triumph, pine creek was named in 1870 by the teams constructing the overland telegraph line. A number of events are held each year to promote the town in.

Northern territory, in donovan and associates, a mining history of australia, part 1 blackwood, 1995, p. Paragraphs on ecological habits of larrakias, wargeit, arunta. Green and clean with numerous powered and camping sites. Book your tickets online for pine creek museum, pine creek. Pine creek publican mayse young was a legend by the age of twenty. Media in category pine creek, northern territory the following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. Territory research resources genealogical society of the. Search all nt library collections museums, galleries and art centres search for northern territory history. Located 63 km north of pine creek and only 16 km east of the stuart highway, is the grove hill historic hotel. One worker, sydney herbert, observed this creek was by no means large, but was remarkable for the. The 5 best pine creek accommodation of 2020 hotels in pine. Book of plans northern territory mineral claims, 18811918, f908.

In addition, a school for aboriginal children was established at the kahlin camp darwin. The ultimate top end birding tour possible species rainbow pitta, rosecrowned fruitdove, rufous owl, greenbacked gerygone, redheaded honeyeater, grey whistler, mangrove robin, blackbreasted buzzard, spotted harrier, wedgetailed eagle, blacknecked stork, redtailed black cockatoo, redwinged parrot, northern rosella, blacktailed treecreeper, apostlebird, rufous songlark, varied. Pine creek is located 226 km southeast of darwin and 90 km northwest of katherine on the stuart highway. This study of the pine creek aboriginal town camps is first of all designed to provide the pine creek aboriginal advancement association with documentation describing the camps and their residents in detail. The locals insisted on calling the town pine creek. Pine creek, northern territory cartographic material. Caravan park lazy lizard accommodation in pine creek. The caravan park pet friendly our caravan park is the way it should be. Litchfield on the south side of the finniss river in 1865. Get information about public libraries in the northern territory. This, however, didnt stop the south australian government, who were in charge of the northern territory at the time, from naming it playford on 24 january, 1889 after thomas playford, the south australian commissioner of crown lands. Ive been finding and photographing birds in the northern territory for over 8 years and have extensive knowledge of darwin and surrounds including some amazing spots, where without local knowledge, you wouldnt see. The history of mining in the northern territory of australia, 18731946, p.

It is a 24 km graveldirt road that during the dry season may november and depending on when the grader does a run over it is very usable by conventional vehicle. A rail link from palmerston to pine creek was opened in 1889. Australias frontier province c l a abbott early history. This, however, didnt stop the south australian government, who were in charge of the northern territory at the. Railway terrace, pine creek, northern territory, 0847, australia telephone 89 812 848. Local aboriginal peoples of the area are the wagiman, mayall, arigoolia and jawoyn. Commonwealth government records about the northern territory. Pine creek railway station and railway museum 2020 all you. Ntrs 22, inquest book darwin police station, 18751905. The north australia railway nar, also known as the palmerston to pine creek railway, was a 3 ft 6 in 1,067 mm narrow gauge railway in the northern territory of australia which ran from the territory capital of darwin, once known as palmerston, to birdum, just south of larrimah from 1889 to 1976. The building is one of only a few in pine creek over 100 years old and demonstrates the streetscape of pine creek for over a century. Just 3km south of pine creek nt87 km north of katherine on the stuart highway is the turn off to umbrawarra gorge.

Mar 06, 2017 t he northern territory is a dream destination for history buffs. It also has several of its publications on south australian history for sale. This town full of unusual buildings and memories of the old railway and telegraph line. Amusingly, it was not officially gazetted as pine creek until 20. The first school in the northern territory was established in palmerston darwin in january 1877 with 34 pupils. It gives those interested in aborigines of the northern territory of australia some understanding of the aboriginal camps of a small. Pine gap is the commonly used name for a us satellite surveillance base and australian earth station approximately 18 kilometres 11 mi southwest of the town of alice springs, northern territory in the centre of australia which is jointly operated by australia and the united states. Pine creek is essentially a gold mining town which stumbled into existence when. Grove hill historic hotel and the northern goldfields loop. Gold was originally discovered 2kms north of pine creek in 1871.

Those after an archeology fix will appreciate kakadus ancient rock art and stone tools, others will be keen to learn about life. It contains information about organisations, people, policies, legislation and events related to the history of child welfare. The building has been associated with a number of well known identities, the best known being explorer and pastoralist alfred giles who built the homestead. Pine creek is an ideal spot for birds watching, with the largest number of bird species in the northern territory including the elusive hooded parrot. Things to do in pine creek, northern territory, australia. Northern territory, australia 2011 the first stage of north australia railway was built between port darwin and pine creek reaching the town in 1889.

Pine creek is an urban location area within the local government area of victoria daly in northern territory, it is located approximately 185kms from the capital darwin and extends over an area of 402. The first actual discovery of gold in the northern territory was made by h. It is positioned on the old northern railway line and has an exhibition of artefacts relating to mining in the area. Pine creek is just off the stuart highway the road from the south to darwin and is still a notable tourist stop. Originally used as the mining wardens office at burundi. Bureau of mineral resources, geology and geophysics. Located 248 km south of darwin on the stuart highway pine creek was named after the. A number of events are held each year to promote the town in the region. Pine creek railway station, pine creek, northern territory, australia. Pine creek museum the museum was erected in 1889 and is the oldest prefabricated building in australia. Chinese people in nt department of tourism, sport and culture. Grove hill heritage museum the grove hill historic licensed hotel and museum is located in the heart of the northern goldfields on the old railway line that ran between larrimah and darwin. This is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves. Mar 04, 2014 the pine creek home only operated for a matter of months and closed in 1941.

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