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Geoff Moss Bridge
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|Name||Geoff Moss Bridge|
|Location (Datum GDA94)|
|Latitude: -23° 38' S (Decimal degrees -23.64694)|
|Longitude: 133° 51' E (Decimal degrees 133.86222)|
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|Local Government Area|
|Alice Springs Town Council|
|History/Origin||Named by Transport and Works after Geoff Moss (1911- 1989) Administrative Officer with the Works and Services Branch of the Dept of Interior (Commonwealth) from 1935.
He was working in the office in Darwin when the Japanese bombed the town on 19 February 1942 and joined the Army not long afterwards. Due to Works and Services being short staffed and in urgent need of experienced staff, Geoff was discharged from the Army and after convalesing in Adelaide from a back injury, he joined the Branch in Alice Springs. The Branch was then called the Allied Works Council (AWC).
Following the War, Geoff married Lorna Robinson, an AWC employee and remained in Alice Springs where Geoff continued to work for the Branch until his retirement in 1972.
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