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24-February-2019
24-February-2019
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The plaque commemorates the first unfurling of the Northern Territory flag celebrating the granting of self-government in July 1978.

The Government of the Northern Territory of Australia, also referred to as the Northern Territory Government, is the Australian territorial democratic administrative authority of the Northern Territory. The Government of Northern Territory was formed in 1978 with the granting of self-government to the Territory. The Northern Territory is a territory of the Commonwealth of Australian, and the Constitution of Australia and Commonwealth law regulates its relationship with the Commonwealth.

Under the Australian Constitution, the Commonwealth has full legislative power, if it chooses to exercise it, over the Northern Territory, and has devolved self-government to the Territory. The Northern Territory legislature does not have the legislative independence of the Australian states but has power in all matters not in conflict with the Constitution and applicable Commonwealth laws, but subject to a Commonwealth veto.

Location

Address:Esplanade, Darwin Cenotaph, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.466667
Long: 130.84
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Government
Sub-Theme:Federal

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st July, 1978
Front Inscription

This Plaque Commemorates
The First Unfurling Of
The Northern Territory Flag,
On This Site, By The Chief Minister
The Hon. Paul Everingham, M.L.A.
Celebrating The Granting
Of Self-Government,
1st July 1978.

Source: MA
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