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Dick Ward Drive

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Name Dick Ward
Type Designation Drive
Place Id 5891
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 6 June 1980
Locality / Suburb  
  Coconut Grove
  East Point
  Fannie Bay
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named after Mr Justice Richard Charles (Dick) Ward who was elevated to the Bench in 1974, where he acted as the interim Aboriginal Land Commissioner. Mr Ward commenced law practice in the Territory in 1939 and worked in Alice Springs and Darwin. He was elected to the first Leglslative Council in 1947 as the member for Alice Springs and later represented the Darwin then Port Darwin and finally the Ludmilla electorates.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
06/06/1980 NTG23 Playford St to Totem Rd
29/08/1980 NTG35 Altered Coconut Grove Rd and part Playford St to Dick Ward Drive
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