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Damascene Crescent

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Name Damascene
Type Designation Crescent
Place Id 24476
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 21 May 2013
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Named after Sister Damascene Callahan, a Daughter of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. She was principal of St Joseph's/ St Mary's School in Darwin in 1933 and held the position for seven years. The school was closed during the war years but reopened in 1946 and Sister Damascene was principal again. At the end of the year she was transferred south; however, she returned to the Top End in 1960 for four years, working on the Missions of Bathurst Island and Daly River.

The theme, Top End Catholic Priests and Religious, was selected through consultation with Larrakia Development Corporation.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
21/05/2013 Date added to the Register
29/05/2013 NTG G22
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