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Tovey Street

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Name Tovey
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24625
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 4 June 2014
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Named after Francis Peter Tovey who started a panel beating business in Geranium Street. He went on to establish Darwin's first self-drive hire car business using rebuilt wrecked cars. He established a radiator repair business and was the first to sell caravans in Darwin. Peter built and raced motorcycles at Winnellie Showgrounds and later at Nightcliff, being Champion at least once. In 1968 he built the Floyd Court subdivision, in
Coconut Grove. Peter moved to Queensland and died there in
March 2008.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
04/06/2014 Date added to the Register
11/06/2014 NTG G23
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