Tennant Creek

Tennant Creek

      town, central Northern Territory, Australia, on Tennant Creek, which was explored in 1860 by the Scot John McDouall Stuart and named after a South Australian pastoralist. Earliest settlement of the site began in 1872 with the construction of a station on the Overland Telegraph Line. Although gold was discovered in 1930 in the surrounding low, flat-topped hills, the town was not officially proclaimed until 1954. The discovery in 1955 of copper and silver has made Tennant Creek the Northern Territory's leading mineral production centre. A large smelter was built in the mid-1970s, but some of the mines' output continues to be trucked to the railhead at Alice Springs (315 miles [507 km] south) via Stuart Highway. Beef cattle graze the countryside, and an abattoir was opened at Tennant Creek in 1980; there are also deposits of tin, mica, and wolfram (tungsten) in the vicinity. Pop. (2001) urban centre, 3,185.

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