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Inskip Crescent

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Name Inskip
Type Designation Crescent
Place Id 24960
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 29 November 2018
Locality / Suburb  
  Katherine East
Local Government Area  
  Katherine Town Council
History/Origin Errol Eric lnskip was born in Rockhampton on 14th November 1947. Errol moved to the Territory at a young age with 3 of his brothers- John, Bimbo and Kenny, where he went to work for Dillingham as a grader operator on the Carpentaria Highway. Errol then worked at Frances Creek mine for quite some time before moving to Darwin building roads with Henry and Walker and various other civil construction contractors.

In his later years, Errol worked for Katherine Company Downes Graderways with another top operator and mate, Trevor Cormack (Cormack St) where they spent most of their time upgrading the Victoria Highway, and Errol had fond memories of his time on the Vic until his passing. Errol was well respected for his work ethics, dedication and abilities.

Errol was also a key operator for new alignments in virgin country for access and mine haul roads including 65km to the Merlin Diamond Mine and 60km from the Bootu Creek Mine to the Stuart Highway and on to the railhead. One of his last stints was construction work in Vietnam where he was also well valued.

Errol did not have any children of his own, but instead took many young fellas including his nephews under his wing on various civil projects both in town and out bush. Errol passed away on the 1 August 2008.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
29/11/2018 Date added to the Register ( Certified Plan S2018/110)
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