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Richards Road

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Name Richards
Type Designation Road
Place Id 24735
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 14 March 2016
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Named after Norman Richards, who came to Darwin after the war and was involved in building for the Department of Works and Housing. He had a timber mill in Westralia Street, Stuart Park, where they milled timber delivered by the Lee Brothers from Cobourg Peninsula. They had to swim the logs in, then cart them to Westralia Street for milling. He married Valerie Chin in Darwin on 29 June 1949. Norman Richards was also Light Weight Boxing Champion of the NT, beating Billy Dunlop in the title fight in the stadium where the RSL now stands in Cavenagh Street.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
14/03/2016 Date added to the Register
23/03/2016 NTG G12
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