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Majar Road

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Name Majar
Type Designation Road
Place Id 24603
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 29 April 2014
Locality / Suburb  
  Acacia Hills
Local Government Area  
  Litchfield Council
History/Origin Named after Nugget Majar who was born at Daly River in about the mid-1920s, where his father, a Madgnelle (Werat) man, was the police tracker. He spent the pre-war decades in the Reynolds River wetlands area living a traditional life with his grandparents in the paperbark smokes houses. As a young man he worked on Tipperary Station and later at Batchelor. During World War II he worked for the Army at Burrell Creek and Adelaide River, on the railway and packing hand grenades in grease to go to commandos serving in Timor and the islands to the north. He married Billiawuk, a Marananggu woman. Nugget died at Darwin Hospital in 1989.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
29/04/2014 Date added to the Register
07/05/2014 NTG G18
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