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Knox Court

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Name Knox
Type Designation Court
Place Id 24614
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 4 June 2014
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Palmerston City Council
History/Origin Named after John Marquis Charles (Jack) Knox and his brother William Thomas (Bill) Knox. Both men arrived in the north-west in the early 1920s, working on Mulla Bulla, Ning Bing and other stations in the Kimberley before taking up the mail run from Fitzroy Crossing to Halls Creek. During the Alf Martin (manager of Victoria River Downs Station 1926 -1945) era, there were six outstations operating on Victoria River Downs including Moolooloo which was run by head stockman Jack Knox. His brother Bill was employed on the station as a cook. Both men were keen participants in station races and sports, with Jack winning the Wickham Gift Shield during the 1936 Victoria River Downs Christmas Sports Day.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
04/06/2014 Date added to the Register
11/06/2014 NTG G23
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