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Bax Road

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Name Bax
Type Designation Road
Place Id 24940
Place Type Road
Status Historical
Date Registered 25 May 2018
Locality / Suburb  
  Humpty Doo
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Oliver William Bax (known as Billy), was born in 1895. During the 1930s he was a jockey and won the Darwin Cup (as detailed in Pearl Ogden's publication "Horse Racing in the North"). Billy first came to Tennant Creek in 1934 with his wife and family, where he took up the Aurora lease on the Honeymoon Range; later working at Weabers Rising Sun Mine. In later years he moved to Katherine and stayed involved in horse racing. He died in Katherine in March 1967.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
25/05/2018 Date added to the Register ( Certified Plan S2018/024) - DUPLICATED RECORD (BAX ROAD - See Place Id. 24779)
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