Place Names Register Extract

Churchills Head Truck Parking Bay

Extract date: 22/10/2021

Name Churchills Head Truck Parking Bay
Type Designation Rest Area
Place Id 24501
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 10 October 2013
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -18° 57' S (Decimal degrees -18.95591)
Longitude: 134° 07' E (Decimal degrees 134.13123)
Locality / Suburb  
  Tablelands
Local Government Area  
  Barkly Shire Council
History/Origin Named after a monument adjacent to the Stuart Highway, into which a large log has been placed. When viewed from a particular angle it appears to be British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's head. It is believed to have originated during World War II when ARMY convoys travelled the highway between railheads at Alice Springs and Birdum, transporting supplies for the defence of Darwin.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
10/10/2013 Date added to the Register
23/10/2013 NTG G43

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