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McConville Truck Parking Bay

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Name McConville Truck Parking Bay
Type Designation Rest Area
Place Id 24523
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 10 October 2013
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -23° 58' S (Decimal degrees -23.97765)
Longitude: 133° 41' E (Decimal degrees 133.69131)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  MacDonnell Shire Council
History/Origin Named after Jim McConville who moved to Alice Springs in 1936 to work at the government workshops. During that time he provided technical advice for the operation of the first roadtrain, an eight wheel AEC hauling up to eight trailers. He went on to become Superintendent of the Territory's fleet during WWII. He later partnered with Dave Baldock operating Central Motor Services and DR Baldock for over twenty years. Jim's brother Harry arrived in 1946 to become a partner in Central Motor Works and DR Baldock as well.

Register & Gazettal information

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