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Willey Road

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Name Willey
Type Designation Road
Place Id 24344
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 8 August 2012
Locality / Suburb  
  Darwin River
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Named after Keith Willey, who spent eight years in the Northern Territory, the last as a Crocodile Shooter. In 1966 he released Crocodile Hunt, the story of life as a Crocodile Shooter. Keith was a reporter, feature writer and sub-editor.

He was the news editor for the NT News for seven years and in 1964 was The Mirror Newspaper's Darwin correspondent. He was a well known author and involved in at least 22 published works, He has a rare distinction of having won the Walkley National Award for Journalism three times.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
08/08/2012 Date added to the Register.
22/08/2012 NTG G34
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