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Wishart Road

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Name Wishart
Type Designation Road
Place Id 8336
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 25 March 1987
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
History/Origin Named after W Wishart who was contracted to build Darwin's first substantial wharf. Wishart and his workman arrived in Darwin aboard the Airlie in 1885 and by 1886 the wharf was completed. The new wharf allowed cargoes to be brought ashore for the construction of the proposed transcontinental railway.

In 2011, due to the realignment of the Wishart Road and Tivendale Road intersection, Wishart Road was revoked and renamed. The eastern section of Wishart Road was renamed Kirkland Road.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
25/03/1987 NTG12
21/06/1995 NTG25 Extension
24/08/2011 NTG34 Revocation and renaming (eastern section renamed Kirkland Road)
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