Place Names Register Extract

Duffield Street

Extract date: 27/05/2019

Name Duffield
Type Designation Street
Place Id 23961
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 17 November 2010
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
History/Origin Duffield Street is named in commemoration of Arthur (Art) Angus Duffield (1924-2004), who was born in South Australia and joined the Army at Murray Bridge, SA, in November 1942. He served overseas (Papua New Guinea and Borneo) with the 2/32 Australian Infantry Battalion and was discharged in August 1946.

Art married Betty in Adelaide in 1951 and in the late 1950s the family moved to Darwin, where Art had a 3 year contract with the PMG. Art continued working for PMG /Telecom, even after Cyclone Tracy when he lived in his 34 ft cruiser whilst his family was evacuated.

Art was a founding, life and committee member and also Commodore of the Darwin Sailing Club.

On Art's retirement, he and Betty bought a block at Howard Springs. After several years there, they moved to Moulden where Betty still lives. Art died, aged 79 years, in February 2004.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
17/11/2010 Added to Register
24/11/2010 NTG 47

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