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Taiyuan Street

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Name Taiyuan
Type Designation Street
Place Id 24694
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 29 April 2015
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named after SS Taiyuan (2269 tons) of the Australian Oriental Line Ltd on the Melbourne-Darwin-Hong Kong run from 1912 to 1925. When war was declared on 4 August 1914, there were no enlistment camps in the Northern Territory. In October 1914, a petition signed by 24 Darwin volunteers to secure enlistments in one of the earliest contingents leaving Australia was initially denied. By late February 1915, those from the Northern Territory wishing to enlist were instructed to 'head south'. Eleven recruits boarded the SS Taiyuan on 4 March 1915 bound for Melbourne to enlist for service in WWI.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
29/04/2015 Date added to the Register
08/07/2015 NTG G27
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