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28-September-2014
28-September-2014
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Dick Ward Drive is dedicated to Mr Justice Ward, QC who was a Member of the Legislative Council for the Northern Territory and  the first interim Aboriginal Land Commissioner. Richard Ward served as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory from 1974 to 1977.

Location

Address:Dick Ward Drive , Fannie Bay , 0820
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.423056
Long: 130.842222
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Road
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Government - State

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 22nd July, 1980
Front Inscription

DICK WARD DRIVE.

OFFICIALLY OPENED BY THE HON. ROGER STEELE, M.L.A. MEMBER FOR LUDMILLA AND MR. BOBBY SECRETARY SENIOR MEMBER OF THE LARRAKIA TRIBE ON 22 JULY 1980.

NAMED IN HONOUR OF THE LATE MR. JUSTICE WARD. Q.C., WHO, AS A MEMBER OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL FOR THE NORTHERN TERRITORY BETWEEN 1947 AND 1974, AND AS THE FIRST INTERIM ABORIGINAL LAND COMMISSIONER, DEVOTED HIS LIFE TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE NORTHERN TERRITORY AND ITS PEOPLE.

Source: MA,ACPH
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