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Buntine Monument
Buntine Monument

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Monument marks the opening of the Buntine Highway which commemorates the road train pioneer and drover Noel Buntine. 

Noel Buntine contributed to the development of road trains and beef roads. Following his  sudden death in 1994, a section of the Buchanan Highway was renamed the Buntine Highway. A twenty-three tonne granite boulder with an inlaid bronze plaque featuring an inscribed B-model road train now marks the corner of the Victoria Highway and the Old Delamere Road to Top Springs. With the crossing of the Buchanan and Buntine Highways at Top Springs, Boss Drover and Road train Pioneer will be remembered for all time.

Location

Address:Victoria Highway & Buntine Highway, Delamere, 0852
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -15.302632
Long: 131.571208
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 19th October, 1996
Front Inscription

                     THIS PLAQUE
COMMEMORATES THE OFFICIAL OPENING OF 
             THE BUNTINE HIGHWAY
                             By
              The Hon. Mike Reed, MLA
 Minister for Lands, Planning and Environment
                            and
                    Mrs Patty Buntine 
                             On
                  19 October 1996

Source: MA
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