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Raby Street

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Name Raby
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24410
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 7 December 2012
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named after Walter (Bill) Raby OBE, who came to the Northern Territory in 1969 and was appointed Crown Prosecutor. Walter was the Assistant Police Commissioner in Sabah, Malaysia during the unstable period of the Confrontation. For his contribution during that time he was awarded an Order of British Empire award in 1967. He was appointed as Crown Law Officer and Director of the Attorney-General's Office in Darwin. He retired from those positions in 1977, but continued to work as a consultant with the firm Loftus and Cameron. Together with a small group of people he formed the Diabetics Association of the NT Inc in 1980. Walter wrote the Association's first Constitution, a constitution which, until some 25 years later, remained substantially unchanged.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
07/12/2012 Date added to the Register
19/12/2012 NTG G21
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