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Northern Territory

A territory of northern Australia west of Queensland. Colonized by the British after the 1830s, the Northern Territory remains very sparsely populated. Darwin is the capital and largest city.

Northern Territory

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(Placename) an administrative division of N central Australia, on the Timor and Arafura Seas: the Arunta Desert lies in the east, the Macdonnell Ranges in the south, and Arnhem Land in the north (containing Australia's largest Aboriginal reservation); the Ashmore and Cartier Islands constitute a separate Australian External Territory. Capital: Darwin. Pop: 233 300 (2012 est). Area: 1 347 525 sq km (520 280 sq miles)

North′ern Ter′ritory


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a territory in N Australia. 173,878; 523,620 sq. mi. (1,356,175 sq. km). Cap.: Darwin.
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Noun1.Northern Territory - a territory in north central AustraliaNorthern Territory - a territory in north central Australia
Australia, Commonwealth of Australia - a nation occupying the whole of the Australian continent; Aboriginal tribes are thought to have migrated from southeastern Asia 20,000 years ago; first Europeans were British convicts sent there as a penal colony
Darwin - provincial capital of the Northern Territory of Australia
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The Chief Ministers Youth Round Table is designed to provide a direct communication avenue between young Territorians and the Northern Territory Government, Minister Styles said.
Known as Australia's Outback, the Northern Territory is home to seven different regions.
There had been several reports of crocodile attacks in the rivers of the Northern Territory.
Austravel, the leading specialist in Australasia holidays, is offering customers great value holidays to South Australia and the Northern Territory.
6 million contract with the Northern Territory Government to support the Department of Education's IT and communications systems over the next five years.
Perth, Australia, Sep 11, 2013 - (ABN Newswire) - Rum Jungle Resources Limited's (ASX:RUM) strategic intent is to find, develop and operate phosphate and potash fertiliser minerals projects, located in proximity to existing transport infrastructure, with a geographical focus in the Northern Territory, Australia.
Jack Cross, Great central state: the foundation of the Northern Territory, Wakefield Press, Kent Town SA, 2011, xii + 403 pages; ISBN 978 1 86254 877 0.
On 21 June 2007 the Australian Government announced a 'national emergency' to protect Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory.
The Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission officers have launched an investigation into the matter.
This paper analyses statistics on Indigenous birth rates in the Northern Territory and uncovers some troubling anomalies, to such an extent that a sceptical observer might wonder if the data might not be in some sense made up.
No passengers were hurt in the incident, which happened near the small town of Kulgera in the Northern Territory, said Sophie Dent, spokeswoman for Great Southern Rail, which operates The Ghan.
Last year the Darwin Crocodile Farm made swimming with four of their biggest and meanest crocs the feature of a new theme park in downtown Darwin, the Northern Territory capital, called the 'Crocosaurus Cove'.