Lyons, Northern Territory

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

Lyons
DarwinNorthern Territory
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Lyons is located in Northern Territory
Lyons
Lyons
CoordinatesCoordinates: 12°22′45″S 130°53′17″E / 12.37917°S 130.88806°E / -12.37917; 130.88806
Population2,302 (2016 census)[1]
Established2004
Postcode(s)0810
Location16 km (10 mi) from Darwin
LGA(s)City of Darwin
Territory electorate(s)Wanguri
Federal division(s)Solomon
Suburbs around Lyons:
Lee Point
Royal Darwin Hospital Lyons Muirhead
Tiwi Wanguri Leanyer

Present dayEdit

Prior to gazettal on 7 July 2004, the area comprising Lyons was part of the suburb of Lee Point, Northern Territory. Lyons is a new suburb with new estates being built to the west.

HistoryEdit

Lyons is named in commemoration of Tommy Imabulg Lyons, a traditional owner (Greater Darwin Area) and senior man for the Danggalaba clan of the Larrakia people, who was a member of the "Black Watch" and worked as a police tracker. Tommy lived most of his life on the Cox Peninsula, Dum in Mirrie and Indian Islands in Bynoe Harbour. He died in 1978.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Lyons (NT)(State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017.  
  2. ^ Northern Territory Government Archived 29 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine

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