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Thorngate Road

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Name Thorngate
Type Designation Road
Place Id 8039
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 23 February 1979
Locality / Suburb  
  Robertson Barracks
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Named after William and John Bartley Thorngate of Gosport, Hampshire, England who with Emmanuel Churcher applied for a land in the Northern Territory in 1864 as a result of the South Australian colonisation of the Territory.

William and John Thorngate died in 1867 and 1868 respectively and Emmanuel Churcher in 1887, and as a result of a 1889 court decision the applications passed to WE Churcher who was subsequently issued title to a large tract of land in Palmerston (now Darwin) and the surrounding Hundred of Bagot.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
23/02/1979 NTG8
16/04/2008 NTG 15 South-easterly extension
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