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Place Names Register Extract

Cloud Road

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Name Cloud
Type Designation Road
Place Id 25035
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 6 May 2022
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
History/Origin The name 'Cloud Road' is derived from information and communications technology (ICT) terminology describing the network of remote data servers accessed via the internet, and increasingly housed in large dedicated data centres.

The name highlights the industrial identity of the greater Wishart area and, more specifically, the identification of the immediate area for the Northern Territory's developing ICT industry.

The name 'Cloud' also shares an historical association with the shipwrecked nineteenth century cutter, Flying Cloud. The Flying Cloud was a 28 tonne wooden sailing vessel built in 1870 and which entered service in Port Darwin in late 1872. With the local introduction of steam, she was sold off and being fitted up as a pearling vessel when in 1894 she was wrecked in a storm in Frances Bay, Darwin Harbour.
(Source: Australasian Underwater Cultural Heritage Database, Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment)

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
06/05/2022 Plan S2022/031
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