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03-August-2015
03-August-2015

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A plaque with bas relief sculpture commemorates the official opening of Lake Alexander which was named in honour of Alec Fong Lim AM, former Mayor of Darwin 1984 -1990.

Alexander "Alec" Fong Lim AM (1931 – 1990) was the eleventh Lord Mayor of the City of Darwin, the capital city of the Northern Territory of Australia. He served as Lord Mayor from 1 June 1984 – 9 August 1990. Notably he was also the first Chinese Australian Lord Mayor and was awarded the Order of Australia in 1986 for services to the community and local government.

After cyclone Tracy in 1974 Alec Fong Lim began his career in public life as a trustee of the Cyclone Tracy Trust Fund which eventually distributed eight million dollars to relieve distress caused by the cyclone. In 1980 he became the inaugural chairman of the Northern Territory Australia Day Committee and always focussed on the positive aspects of Australia and being Australian. Alec Fong Lim was an ardent worker for many other community organisations including St John's Ambulance, NT Spastics Association, Circle of Friends of the National Museum, the Australia Indonesia Institute, Research in Cancer and the Apex Club.

Location

Address:Alec Fong Lim Drive, East Point Recreation Reserve / Lake Alexander, East Point, 0820
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.413203
Long: 130.830688
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Natural Feature
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - Local
Link:http://adb.anu.edu.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 21st July, 1991
Front Inscription
LAKE ALEXANDER 
Named In Honour Of
ALEC FONG LIM AM
LORD MAYOR OF DARWIN 1984 - 1990

Officially Opened By His Right Worshipful
The Lord Mayor Of Darwin Alan K. Markham
On 21st July 1991
In The Presence Of 
The Chief Minister Of The Northern Territory
The Hon. Marshall Perron MLA
Alderman Of The Darwin City Council

 
Source: MA, ADB
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