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Atkinson Walk

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Name Atkinson
Type Designation Walk
Place Id 5133
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 27 February 2002
Locality / Suburb  
  Darwin City
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named after Carl Atkinson who took up a lease for the purpose of ship maintenance and storage at Doctors Gully
in the early 1950's. A renowned deep sea diver and engineer he designed and built his own decompression chamber which saved the lives of a number of divers over the years. He also fed a large school of milkfish which came regularly to the inlet of Doctors Gully on high tide. The area is now a popular tourist destination. He died on the Gold Coast in 1985.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
22/07/1987 NTG29
27/02/2002 NTG8 Revocation 22/07/1987 & Regazettal
13/06/2014 NTG G23 Alteration of walk layout
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