Top End [capitalized] [Australian]

Posted by Pamela on March 17, 2005

In Reply to: Top End [capitalized] [Australian] posted by Bruce Kahl on March 13, 2005

: : A headline reads "Top End sounds alarm for Ingrid" referring to an alarm for a cyclone near Australia but I found no clue as to what "Top End", capitalized, means.

: "The Top End of Australia's Northern Territory is one of the last remaining genuine outback regions where you can fully experience the awesome grandeur of nature first hand. There are not many places left in the world that offer a magnificent, remote natural environment to wander and explore. The Top End is just what it says, the most northern part of the Northern Territory."

The previous answer is correct however, I live in Queensland, Australia, and heard one (Queensland) TV news bulletin use "Top End" to mean Far North Queensland as well as the northern part of the Northern Territory. (Qld is the state just east of the NT). I don't think this is the common usage.