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A plaque commemorates businessman Felix Ernest Holmes at the site where electricity was produced. 

Felix Holmes is of Holmes Jungle fame and “Holmes Corner” flanked Smith, Knuckey and Mitchell Streets. From this site, he sold ice, cordials, frozen foods, meat and bread and produced electricity. Holmes also owned a fleet of pearling luggers, a share of the Don Picture Theatre, an awesome number of landholdings (32 lots in the Darwin CBD alone), and lastly, a stable of 24 racehorses that raced in both Darwin and Sydney.

 

Location

Address:41 Smith Street, Darwin Plaza Foyer , Darwin, 0800
State:NT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -12.463333
Long: 130.841944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Industry
Monument Designer:Power Water Corporation

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 31st May, 2011
Source: MA
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