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The Big Rivers Football League (formerly known as the Katherine District Football League) is based in the Katherine region of the Northern Territory.

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The town of Katherine is situated on the Katherine River (after which it is named), 320 km southeast of Darwin. It is the fourth largest settlement in the Territory.

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.

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; a strategic military function with RAAF Base Tindal; and also as a tourism gateway to the attractions of nearby Nitmiluk National Park, including Katherine Gorge.