Trephina Gorge

Trephina Gorge is a gorge in the Northern Territory of Australia located in the locality of Hart in the East MacDonnell Ranges about 85 kilometres (53 mi) east of Alice Springs.[3][2]

Trephina Gorge
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LocationHart, Northern Territory
RangeMacDonnell Ranges
Coordinates23°32′00″S 134°24′00″E / 23.5333°S 134.4°E / -23.5333; 134.4Coordinates: 23°32′00″S 134°24′00″E / 23.5333°S 134.4°E / -23.5333; 134.4[2]
Trephina Gorge is located in Northern Territory
Trephina Gorge
Location in Northern Territory

The gorge is named after the Trephina Creek which is believed to be named after Tryphina Benstead (née Rains) who was the wife of William (Bill) Benstead, the manager of Undoolya Station from 1877 onwards and the first licensee of the Stuart Arms Hotel in Alice Springs.[2][1]

Prior to August 1965, all of the gorge was located within The Garden pastoral lease. On 12 August 1965, land associated with part of the gorge was excised from the pastoral lease and gazetted as the "Trephina Gorge Scenic Reserve". This land was renamed in 1978 as the "Trephina Gorge Nature Park". On 17 September 2008, the title of this land was transferred to the Atnerrperrke Aboriginal Land Trust to be held on trust for its traditional owners. The land was subsequently leased to the Northern Territory government for 99 years to continue its use as the Trephina Gorge Nature Park.[4][1]: 1 [5]

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  1. ^ a b c Trephina Gorge Nature Park Joint Management Plan (PDF), Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, October 2011, pp. 1, 5, ISBN 978-1-921937-00-2
  2. ^ a b c "Place Names Register Extract for "Trephina Gorge"". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 7 October 2019.
  3. ^ "Trephina Gorge Nature Park". Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  4. ^ Barnes, C E (12 August 1965). "THE NORTHERN TERRITORY OF AUSTRALIA. PROCLAMATION". Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Australia. p. 3504. Retrieved 3 April 2020 – via Trove. All that piece or parcel of land in the Northern Territory of Australia containing an area of 4,378 acres more or less being Northern Territory Portion 776 …
  5. ^ Macklin, Jenny (17 September 2008). "COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA ABORIGINAL LAND RIGHTS {NORTHERN TERRITORY) ACT 1976, ESTABLISHMENT OF ABORIGINAL LAND TRUSTS, NOTICE". Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Special. Australia. p. 1. Retrieved 4 April 2020 – via Trove.