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Place Names Register Extract

Mel Road

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Name Mel
Type Designation Road
Place Id 7146
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 3 May 2000
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Mel Road is named in commemoration of Melvyn (Mel or Hutchie) Patrick Hutchinson (1928-1997), born in Brisbane he completed a motor mechanic apprenticeship and moved to Darwin in 1951. In the late 1950s he was instrumental in the development and promotion of motorcross and speedway racing in the Top End, first at the Darwin Showgrounds, then at Bagot Park and finally at Hidden Valley. He was a life member of the Darwin Speedway Riders and Drivers Association.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
03/05/2000 NTG17
20/02/2008 NTG 7 Southerly Extension
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