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Visentin Street

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Name Visentin
Type Designation Street
Place Id 22177
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 20 May 2008
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Visentin Street is named in commemoration of Luigi Visentin (1914 - 2003) a Civil Engineer who emigrated from Latisana, Italy, in 1951; worked on the Snowy Mountains Scheme and various other construction projects; arriving in Darwin in 1955 with his wife and four children to work for a construction Company. As the founder and first President of the Darwin Italian Association he became heavily involved in the activities of the fledgling Italian community. As a Civil Engineering Surveyor he was involved from 1960 in constructing many of the roads and subdivisions of Darwin (in particular Anula, Wanguri, Leanyer and Wulagi). He was a respected member of the Community at large.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
04/06/2008 NTG22
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