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Frank Nilon Truck Parking Bay

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Name Frank Nilon Truck Parking Bay
Type Designation
Place Id 24511
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 10 October 2013
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -19° 59' S (Decimal degrees -19.99874)
Longitude: 137° 46' E (Decimal degrees 137.77777)
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Locality / Suburb  
  Ranken
Local Government Area  
  Barkly Shire Council
History/Origin Named after Frank (Smiler) Nilon who came to the Northern Territory in 1948 and started work as a driver for Co-Ord Transport in Alice Springs. During his career he worked for Australian Blue Metal, later purchasing a truck and hauling livestock and general freight to points across north Australia. He is remembered for his long time association with Hastings Deering and for his humour and compassion displayed on the road towards others.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
10/10/2013 Date added to the Register
23/10/2013 NTG G43
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