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Real Estate Agents Katherine

The best Katherine Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than industry average figures, no matter whether it is in Katherine or the area or all of NT. We detail who these Katherine agents are in our free report.

Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. Vendors should only use those Katherine agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Katherine property.

While we can review agent performance right across the country, we suggest focusing on those individual real estate agents in Katherine or the 852 postcode and immediate surrounds.

Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Katherine and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.

With Katherine property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Katherine real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.

Suburb Overview

Katherine is a town in NT, Australia. It is situated on the Katherine River in the " Top End ", 320 kilometres southeast of Darwin. It is the fourth largest settlement in the Territory and the third largest and southernmost major settlement in the Top End. Katherine had an urban population of 5,849 on the 2006 Census night. Katherine is also the closest major town to RAAF Base Tindal located 17 km southeast and provides education, health, local government services and employment opportunities for the families of Defence personnel stationed there. At the 2006 Census, the base had a residential population of 677, with 24.5% of the workforce engaged in employment outside of defence, the majority commuting to work in Katherine.

Beginning as an outpost established with the Australian Overland Telegraph Line on the North-South transport route between Darwin and Adelaide, Katherine has grown with the development of transport and local industries including mining - particularly gold mining;a strategic military function with RAAF Base Tindal;also as a tourism gateway to the attractions of nearby Nitmiluk National Park, particularly Katherine Gorge and its many ancient rock paintings. The region is known to experience heavy flooding during "the wet season".

Katherine may be pronounced like the girl's name, "Catherine", though many locals pronounce the last syllable as in "define".

The first inhabitants of the area were Indigenous Australian tribes, specifically the Jawoyn people and Wardaman people. It was important meeting place for these tribes and remains a place of convergence.

Explorer John McDouall Stuart passed through the area in 1862 on his successful sixth journey across the continent from north to south. On 4 July 1862, Stuart crossed the Katherine River and recorded in his diary: "Came upon another large creek, having a running stream to the south of west and coming from the north of east. This I have named 'Katherine', in honour of the second daughter of pastoralist James Chambers Esq." There is some conjecture over Stuart's accuracy. Chambers's wife's name was Katherine but, according to most sources, his daughter's name was Catherine.

Katherine Telegraph Station was established on 22 August 1872 and the completion of the Overland Telegraph Line later in 1872, and the town began with a small permanent population on the west side of the Katherine River. Katherine benefited from the proximity to nearby gold fields including Pine Creek 90 kilometres to the north.

Gold was discovered 50 kilometres to the north in 1889 at Mount Todd.

The North Australia Railway was extended to Katherine with construction beginning in 1923 of the Katherine railway bridge. During construction of the railway, the town's centre was relocated to the eastern side of the river. The bridge was completed in 1926 and the first train crossed on 21 January 1926. In 15 July 1926, the town's present site was gazetted. The original post office and the Overland Telegraph station were set just above Knott's Crossing and next to the Sportsman's Arms Hotel that had quarters for the station master at the Overland Telegraph station and a single room police station.

During World War II, the Australian Army set up two hospitals around Katherine, the 101st Australian General Hospital and 121st Australian General Hospital. The army also set up a Katherine Area Headquarters. On 22 March 1942, Katherine sustained its only air raid during World War II. One man was killed when a Japanese aircraft bombed the town.

On Australia Day in 1998 a major flood devastated the town, and the area was declared a national disaster. The flood resulted from the 300