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Wunsch Court

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Name Wunsch
Type Designation Court
Place Id 24627
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 4 June 2014
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Named after Myrtle Elizabeth Wunsch who was a nurse in 1935. Myrtle served as a Matron at both the Katherine and Darwin hospitals. She married Jim Cousins, a businessman and miner, in July 1941. Myrtle was the Sister in Charge of the Casualty Ward of the Darwin Hospital when the Japanese bombed on 19 February 1942. Myrtle and other nurses were responsible for attending day and night to the hundreds injured. Myrtle spent most of the war years in Brisbane and then returned to Darwin in 1947. Post war, she organised and opened the Maranga Kindergarten. She passed away in Darwin in August 1966.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
04/06/2014 Date added to the Register
11/06/2014 NTG G23
01/02/2018 Relignment Approved - Certified Plan S2017/169
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