Named in honour of Vincent Lingiari OAM (1908–1988) who was a member of the Gurindji people from the Victoria River District. He was a stockman and a land rights leader who worked for many years to improve conditions for Aboriginal people working on cattle stations. Mr Lingiari was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for services to Aboriginal people.
It covers an area of approximately 1 347 849 sq km of the Northern Territory and both the Christmas and Cocos Islands.
Cattle, tourism, horticulture, fishing, light industry in Alice Springs, bauxite, copper, gold and uranium mining.
2000 (previously part of the division of Northern Territory – 1922 – see below)
Warren Snowdon (ALP) 2001–
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|10 November 2001 Election|
Enrolment: 57 077
Informal Vote: 4.87%
Seat Status: Marginal Labor
Two Party Preferred: