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Lechleitner Street

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Name Lechleitner
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24191
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 4 August 2011
Locality / Suburb  
  Alice Springs
Local Government Area  
  Alice Springs Town Council
History/Origin Named after Dick Francis Lechleitner, an aboriginal activist that walked two worlds. Through his association with the Central Australian Aboriginal Congress Association (CAACA), the Moving forward Project and Tangentyere Council, he fought hard for the establishment of town camp leases, including Morris Soak.

He was renowned for being an independent artist during the Western Desert Artist movement. Dick co-authored the book "Settled Down Country".

He also served as a board member of the Tangentyere Council, a delegate for the Central Land Council (CLC), and as an Aboriginal Torres Strait Ilander Commission (ATSIC) regional councillor.

He strived to set visionary bench marks for his people to regain their traditional land, establish self-autonomy and self reliance.

This road is situated within Morris Soak town camp, Alice Springs.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
04/08/2011 Date added to the Register.
17/08/2011 NTG33
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