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Richard Milner Park

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Name Richard Milner Park
Type Designation Urban Park
Place Id 24896
Place Type Park or Cemetery
Status Registered
Date Registered 5 May 2017
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -14° 28' S (Decimal degrees -14.466722)
Longitude: 132° 17' E (Decimal degrees 132.297528)
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Locality / Suburb  
  Katherine East
  Town of Katherine
Local Government Area  
  Katherine Town Council
History/Origin Richard Wayne Milner (1935 - 2015) moved to the Territory in 1986. He initially worked at Meneling Meatworks in Batchelor before moving to Katherine to work at the Katherine Meatworks.

In the aftermath of the devastating 1998 Katherine Floods, Richard volunteered with Red Cross Aged Care when the residents were evacuated to Bees Creek on the outskirts of Darwin. Richard spent his time caring for the residents until they could return to Katherine.

When he returned to Katherine, Richard assisted his grandson in-law in his business with the flood clean-up and later helped manage mowing contracts for the NT Government and Katherine Town Council parks and street verges. He passed away in Katherine, aged 79.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
05/05/2017 Date added to the Register - Certified Plan S2017/030
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