Place Names Register Extract

Burrburr Road

Extract date: 02/02/2023

Name Burrburr
Type Designation Road
Place Id 24712
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 2 September 2015
Locality / Suburb  
  Humpty Doo
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Named after Roy Bigfoot BurrBurr. He was born south of the Daly in the 1920s and lived most of his life on Anson Bay in the Channel Point area. He was well known to many of the people who had holiday homes at the Channel Point community. Roy was one of the last exponents of off-shore sailing in dug-out canoes and although other options were available he brought up his family and lived all of his life, traditionally, on the beach at Balgal. He was buried on the land trust side of the Wagait Reserve in the late 1980s.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
02/09/2015 Date added to Register
09/09/2015 NTG G36 Date Gazetted

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