Place Names Register Extract

Kurt Johanssen Truck Parking Bay

Extract date: 22/10/2021

Name Kurt Johanssen Truck Parking Bay
Type Designation Rest Area
Place Id 24519
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 10 October 2013
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -20° 03' S (Decimal degrees -20.05477)
Longitude: 136° 42' E (Decimal degrees 136.70181)
Locality / Suburb  
  Ranken
Local Government Area  
  Barkly Shire Council
History/Origin Named after Kurt Johanssen who was in Deep Well south of Alice Springs in 1915. He specialised as a mechanic, engineer, and inventor but was also a miner and bushman. He was probably best known for building his own roadtrains and pioneering cattle cartage by truck, a task that had been traditionally carried out by drovers. His old truck now rests at the National Road Transport Hall of Fame in Alice Springs. He was also an accomplished Aviator.

Register & Gazettal information

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

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