On a drive down the Stuart Highway between Darwin and Alice Springs, you’ll find the humble township of Elliot at the halfway point.
Elliott, the halfway point between Darwin and Alice Springs, 250km north of Tennant Creek, is predominantly a service provider to surrounding pastoralists. The town has a population of 339 and was named after Army Lieutenant Snow Elliott, who established an army staging camp in the area for northbound troops during World War II.
Prior to this, Elliott was just ‘Number 8 Bore’ on the massive Newcastle Waters Station. Kulumindini is the traditional Aboriginal name for Elliott, and the town lies on important Dreaming tracks.
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