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30-August-2015
30-August-2015

Photographs supplied by Michael Doncaster

A walkway commemorates Carl Atkinson,  a local deep sea diver and salvage expert.

Note : As at 03-September-2015, the plaque has been removed from the plinth

Location

Address:The Esplanade , Atkinson Walk, Bicentennial Park, Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.462778
Long: 130.837222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Walkway
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Community
Link:http://www.acph.nicheit.com.au

Dedication

Front Inscription

ATKINSON WALK.

CARL ATKINSON, A RENOWNED DEEP-SEA DIVER AND ENGINEER TOOK UP A LEASE FOR THE PURPOSE OF SHIP MAINTENANCE AND STORAGE AT DOCTORS GULLY IN THE EARLY 1950`s. MR ATKINSON WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN SAVING THE LIVES OF MANY DIVERS IN DARWIN OVER THE YEARS AFTER BUILDING HIS OWN DECOMPRESSION CHAMBER. HIS EFFORTS ALSO PLAYED A PART IN OUR TOURISM INDUSTRY.

HE 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.

Source: MA,ACPH
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