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Charles Eaton Drive

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Name Charles Eaton
Type Designation Drive
Place Id 5620
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 4 January 1995
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named after Charles Eaton OBE, AFC, MID who was born in London in 1895 and who came to Australia in 1922 and joined the RAAF in 1925. He first came to the NT in 1929 to find the missing "Kookaburra". In 1938 he inspected northern defences and in 1939 was appointed OIC Fannie Bay.

In 1940 with the completion of the new RAAF aerodrome, he was appointed Station Commander of RAAF Darwin. After the War he was appointed Australian Consul in Portugese East Timor and later Acting Australian Consular General at Jakarta.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
04/01/1995 NTG1
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