Katherine

/kath"euhr in, kath"rin/, n.
a female given name: from the Greek word meaning "pure."
Also, Katharine, Kathryn, Kathrynne /kath"rin/.

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(as used in expressions)
Katherine O'Flaherty
Drexel Saint Katherine
Dunham Katherine
Mansfield Katherine
Porter Katherine Anne
Virginia Katherine McMath

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      town, north-central Northern Territory, Australia. It lies along the Katherine River and on the Stuart Highway, 165 miles (266 km) southeast of Darwin. The river was explored in 1862 by John McDouall Stuart and named by him for the daughter of one of his patrons. The town began as a repeater station for the Overland Telegraph Line, which reached the site in 1871. Katherine serves many cattle stations and farms growing sorghum, other cereal crops, and mangoes and receives produce from as far away as Wyndham, 300 miles (483 km) west in Western Australia, to which it is connected by road. During World War II, Katherine was a military base. At that time vegetables were grown along the river for troop supplies. The wartime exigency formed the basis for intensive experimentation in cropping along the riverbanks. Beef is processed in Katherine for export. Some gold is found in the upper reaches of the Katherine River, and the colourful Katherine Gorge with walls of red and brown quartzite, 22 miles (35 km) northeast of the town, is a national park and a noted tourist attraction. The development of a nearby air force base has greatly stimulated the growth of the town. Pop. (2001) urban centre, 6,488.

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