Place Names Register Extract

Strauss Cricket Ground

Extract date: 26/05/2019

Name Strauss Cricket Ground
Type Designation Park
Place Id 24929
Place Type Park or Cemetery
Status Registered
Date Registered 9 November 2017
Location (Datum GDA94)  
Latitude: -12° 40' S (Decimal degrees -12.67372)
Longitude: 131° 04' E (Decimal degrees 131.076422)
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Named after Captain Allison (Al) W. Strauss, US Air Corps. In a major engagement over Darwin on 27 April 1942, Captain Strauss was shot down while leading a combat flight against enemy planes. He died when his plane crashed at Swires Bluff on the southern shore of Darwin Harbour. Captain Strauss was posthumously awarded the 'Silver Star' for gallantry in action over Darwin, Northern Territory.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
09/11/2017 Date added to the Register (Certified Plan S2017/113)

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