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Wells Street

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Name Wells
Type Designation Street
Place Id 8253
Place Type Road
Status Registered
Date Registered 16 January 1957
Locality / Suburb  
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named after Thomas Wells, Supreme Court Judge of the Northern Territory. Thomas Wells was appointed as a full-time Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory in 1933 following the retirement of Mallam. He presided over some of the Territory's most high profile trials, including the prosecution of Tuckiar. He was evacuated from Darwin to Alice Springs following the air raids during the Second World War.

He returned to Darwin following the war, suffered a stroke in 1951, and retired shortly thereafter. He remained in Darwin and died in the Darwin Hospital in September 1954.

Register & Gazettal information

Date Gazettal Comment
16/01/1957 NTG3
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