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FANNIE BAY NT PART 2 OF 2 PARTS AVIATOR'S PARK FANNIE BAY DARWIN NT

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Uploaded on Oct 6, 2009

HISTORY CARAVAN TRIP 2007 Fannie Bay is a middle/inner suburb of the city of Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. Situated in the suburb is the Fannie Bay Gaol museum, Fannie Bay Race Track and a monument to Ross Smith, captain of the Vickers Vimy that, in December 1919, was the first aircraft to fly from England to Australia in less than 30 days. Adjoining the suburb is the East Point Reserve, containing Lake Alexander, a Military Museum and gun emplacements from the Second World War. Fannie Bay is thought to be named after Fanny Carandini, a popular opera singer in the late 1800s. Fannie Bay / East Point is an established residential area, with a beach and large recreation reserve. Fannie Bay / East Point is bounded by the Timor Sea foreshore in the north, Douglas, Macdonald and Charlotte Streets in the east, Conacher Street in the south and the Fannie Bay foreshore in the west. Development of the area dates originally from the late 1800s, but primarily from the 1960s. The Fannie Bay Gaol was in use from 1883 to 1979. During World War II the area was used for gun turrets and as an anchor for the submarine net. In the immediate postwar years the current recreation reserve was used as a golf course. Major features of the area include Fannie Bay Racecourse, Fannie Bay Gaol, Lake Alexander, Vestys Lake and East Point Recreation Reserve. Fannie Bay / East Point has experienced a decrease in population between 1996 and 2001, the result of relative stability in the number of dwellings and a decline in the average number of persons living in each dwelling.

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