Larger text size icon Smaller text size icon

Place Names Register Extract

Thomson Street

If you know of any information about this place name which does not appear in this extract, please let the Place Names Committee know by completing a submission form.

View in NT Atlas | Print Extract | Search Again

Name Thomson
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24654
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 1 December 2014
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Dennis Thomson was born in Sydney in 1949 and first arrived in the Northern Territory in 1968 to catch buffalo. In 1971 Dennis completed a Bachelor of Veterinary Science at the University of Brisbane. Shortly after graduating, Dennis decided to leave the NT to further his knowledge of Veterinary Science. This led him to work on large animals in a private practice for two years in Toowoomba and in New South Wales. During his seven months in Goondiwindi, Dennis met a local girl by the name of Roberta (Bobbie) Dyer who he eventually wed in Coffs Harbour in December of 1973. In 1974, Dennis was posted to Darwin as a compulsory transferee to the Northern Territory Public Sector with his newly wed wife Bobbie. In 2000 Dennis travelled to Sydney for two months as he was selected to be a Quarantine Veterinary Officer for the Sydney Olympics. Four years after, in 2004, Dennis was awarded the Centenary Medal for his work in veterinary services, the citation of the medal read: "For improving veterinary services and standards in the Northern Territory". After being diagnosed with cancer in 2003 Dennis' health dramatically deteriorated and this led to his death in January 2004.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
01/12/2014 Date added to Register
10/12/2014 NTG G49 Date Gazetted
View in NT Atlas | Print Extract | Search Again