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Sid Hawks Truck Parking Bay

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Name Sid Hawks Truck Parking Bay
Type Designation Rest Area
Place Id 24529
Place Type Feature
Status Registered
Date Registered 10 October 2013
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -17° 00' S (Decimal degrees -17.0021)
Longitude: 133° 26' E (Decimal degrees 133.43645)
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Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Roper Gulf Shire Council
History/Origin Named after Sid Hawks who came to Australia in the 1930's and arrived in Darwin in 1949. During the war he had been in the Royal Australian Air Force and was demobilised as a Sergeant in 1946. When Sid applied to build a store at Top Springs, in the early 1950s, 10 acres was surrendered from Montejinnie Station. Sid and his then wife Thelma had been licensed hawkers in Queensland. They built and ran the Top Springs hotel and store. When the marriage broke-up in 1960, Sid moved to Darwin.

He began a coastal shipping business and in 1972 married Thien, the daughter of the Raja of Thie, Timor. Sid and Thien had two children. He was involved in the evacuation of refugees from Timor after civil war broke out in 1975. Sid died in the Royal Darwin Hospital aged 97 in August 2004.

Register & Gazettal information

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