Named in honour of Vincent Lingiari AM 19??–88, who was a member of the Gurindji people from the Victoria River District. Mr Lingiari was a stockman and lands right leader who worked for many years to improve conditions for Aboriginal people. In 1966, he led the walk-off of his people from Wave Hill Station, which eventually resulted in the establishment of Wattie Creek and a land grant to the Gurindji people.
1,348,157.94 sq km
Lingiari covers the majority of the Northern Territory, with the exception of the Darwin Municipality and most of the Palmerston Municipality.
Lingiari includes the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands and the Territory of Christmas Island.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Cattle, tourism, horticulture, fishing, light industry in Alice Springs, bauxite, copper, gold and uranium mining.
Rural – outside capital cities and without majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.