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Stacey Road

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Name Stacey
Type Designation Road
Place Id 24961
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 29 November 2018
Locality / Suburb  
  Katherine East
Local Government Area  
  Katherine Town Council
History/Origin Leonard Esmonde Stacey (Bomber) was born in a tent under a Bauhinia tree at Newcastle Waters on 19th February 1942.He received the nickname "Bomber'' as he was born on the day Darwin was bombed. He was 1of 8 children of Norman and Caroline Stacey who were Pioneering Drovers of the Northern Territory.

Bomber was sent to boarding school in Alice Springs at the "Our Lady of the Sacred Heart" convent. He left school at the age of 12 (1954) to help his older brother work in their fathers' droving plant after his father passed away.

In 1961 he left droving and worked on Barkly Station as a truck driver .He left Barkly Station in 1963 to work with his brother Kelly who was working for Windy Alright. He drove Windys' AEC truck subbing for Noel Buntine carting cattle from Wyndham, Mistake Creek and the now Lake Argyle area. (The area wasn't known as Lake Argyle back then).Bomber then moved on to work for Buntine Roadways driving road-trains from Wyndham W.A. to Brisbane Qld, carting oil rigs, cattle, fuel, freight & hot bitumen. After nine (9) years he then went to work for Lyn (Shorty) Hayes carting cattle.

In 1979, Bomber went to work for the Northern Territory Government taking crews all over the N.T. doing repair work on schools and police station out in the remote area settlements and stations. Bomber passed away on 9 June 2009 at the age of 67.

Register & Gazettal information

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