Karama is a suburban community situated in the local government area of the City of Darwin in the Northern Territory. The town’s name was derived from an Aboriginal tribe based on the recommendation of Douglas Lockwood. In 1964, he suggested the use of tribal names to identify various suburbs in the City of Darwin. Since then, Karama has become an established residential community, which was built from the late 1970s to the early 1980s.
Among the town’s facilities and commercial infrastructure include the Karama Primary School, Holy Family Primary School, O’Loughlin Secondary College, Manunda Terrace Primary School and the Karama Shopping Plaza.