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Historical and old photos of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

 

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A small historical reference

Geography: Tennant Creek is a town located in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is the fifth largest town in the Northern Territory and it is located on the Stuart Highway, just south of the intersection with the western terminus of the Barkly Highway.

Tennant Creek is approximately 1,000 kilometres south of the territory capital, Darwin, and 500 kilometres north of Alice Springs. The town is named after a nearby watercourse of the same name.

The Barkly Tableland runs east from Tennant Creek towards the Queensland border and is among the most important cattle grazing areas in the Northern Territory. Roughly the same size as the United Kingdom or New Zealand, the region consists largely of open grass plains and some of the world's largest cattle stations. It runs as far south as Barrow Creek, north above Elliott and west into the Tanami Desert.

The region encompasses the junction of two great highways, the Barkly and the Stuart, also known as the Overlander and Explorer's Ways. The Overlander's Way (Barkly Highway) retraces the original route of early stockmen who drove their cattle from Queensland through the grazing lands in the Northern Territory. (Wiki)

Date of foundation:

Population: 3 062

Tennant Creek. Car being refueled at Williams' general store, 1946
Car being refueled at Williams' general store, 1946
Tennant Creek. Catholic church, 1946
Catholic church, 1946
Tennant Creek. Looking south along the main road, 1946
Looking south along the main road, 1946
Tennant Creek. Main street, Goldfields Hotel, 1969
Main street, Goldfields Hotel, 1969
Tennant Creek. Man at Tennant garage petrol bowser, between 1912 and 1951
Man at Tennant garage petrol bowser, between 1912 and 1951
Tennant Creek. Old telegraph station, 1946
Old telegraph station, 1946
Tennant Creek. Peko Mines Ltd., operating at Tennant Creek, 1966
Peko Mines Ltd., operating at Tennant Creek, 1966
Tennant Creek. View of the A.I.M. Welfare Club, between 1912 and 1951
View of the A.I.M. Welfare Club, between 1912 and 1951




Photos posted on the website in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1 of the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works of 9 September 1886, the term of protection which is fifty years after the author's death.

After this period photos it becomes public domain. The participants of the Berne Convention are 167 States.


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