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Bungaree Road

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Name Bungaree
Type Designation Road
Place Id 24711
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 2 September 2015
Locality / Suburb  
  Humpty Doo
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Named after Bungaree who was from the Broken Bay area and settled in Sydney in 1791. He was seen for his good disposition and manly conduct. He first sailed in 1799 with Matthew Flinders on the Norfolk on a voyage to Moreton and Hervey Bays. In 1802-03 Bungaree also accompanied Matthew Flinders' circumnavigation of the continent in the sloop HMS Investigator (making Bungaree the first Australian-born person to circumnavigate Australia). In 1817 he sailed with Captain Phillip Parker King on the snub-nosed cutter Mermaid, in which King surveyed the north and west coasts of Australia. In all voyages, Bungaree assisted communication between the crew and local aboriginal tribes.

Named after Indigenous Australian Elder 'Bungaree', HMAS 'Bungaree' was an auxiliary minelayer of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) built as a cargo vessel for the Adelaide Steamship Company by Caledon Shipbuilding & Engineering Company at Dundee. The 3155 ton freighter 'BUNGAREE' was launched in 1937 and requisitioned by the RAN in October 1940 serving during WWII operating in Australian waters. Decommissioned on 7 August 1946.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
02/09/2015 Date added to Register
09/09/2015 NTG G36 Date Gazetted
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