Roper Bar - Sleep

Roper Bar (including Roper River)
Tiny settlement on the Roper River.
Roper Bar, the only settlement on the Roper River, lies 606km south of Darwin, 312 km east of Katherine and 1235km from Alice Springs. The Roper River was first explored by Ludwig Leichhardt in 1845 as he made his way from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. Leichhardt crossed the river at Roper Bar, a rocky shelf which conveniently lies at the high tide limit on the river. He named the river after John Roper, a member of the expedition.

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Raffles Bay - Fast Facts

Raffles Bay (including Fort Wellington)
The remains of an early and unsuccessful attempt by Europeans to settle Australia's northern coast.
Located at the east end of the Cobourg Peninsula, Raffles Bay was the site of the second abortive settlement attempt on the northern coastline of Australia. See the entries on Port Essington, Fort Dundas and Darwin for details of the other settlements.

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Raffles Bay - Culture and History

Raffles Bay (including Fort Wellington)
The remains of an early and unsuccessful attempt by Europeans to settle Australia's northern coast.
Located at the east end of the Cobourg Peninsula, Raffles Bay was the site of the second abortive settlement attempt on the northern coastline of Australia. See the entries on Port Essington, Fort Dundas and Darwin for details of the other settlements.

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Raffles Bay - Places to See

Raffles Bay (including Fort Wellington)
The remains of an early and unsuccessful attempt by Europeans to settle Australia's northern coast.
Located at the east end of the Cobourg Peninsula, Raffles Bay was the site of the second abortive settlement attempt on the northern coastline of Australia. See the entries on Port Essington, Fort Dundas and Darwin for details of the other settlements.

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Raffles Bay - Sleep

Raffles Bay (including Fort Wellington)
The remains of an early and unsuccessful attempt by Europeans to settle Australia's northern coast.
Located at the east end of the Cobourg Peninsula, Raffles Bay was the site of the second abortive settlement attempt on the northern coastline of Australia. See the entries on Port Essington, Fort Dundas and Darwin for details of the other settlements.

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Raffles Bay - Eat

Raffles Bay (including Fort Wellington)
The remains of an early and unsuccessful attempt by Europeans to settle Australia's northern coast.
Located at the east end of the Cobourg Peninsula, Raffles Bay was the site of the second abortive settlement attempt on the northern coastline of Australia. See the entries on Port Essington, Fort Dundas and Darwin for details of the other settlements.

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Humpty Doo - Fast Facts

Humpty Doo
Small town between Darwin and Kakadu.
Humpty Doo lies 47 kms from Darwin on the Arnhem Highway. It is famous for the fact that in the 1950s it was one of the great failed postwar agricultural experiments.

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Humpty Doo - Eat

Humpty Doo
Small town between Darwin and Kakadu.
Humpty Doo lies 47 kms from Darwin on the Arnhem Highway. It is famous for the fact that in the 1950s it was one of the great failed postwar agricultural experiments.

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