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14-June-2021 (Henry Moulds)
14-June-2021 (Henry Moulds)

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Atkinson Walk commemorates Carl Atkinson, who was a local deep sea diver and salvage expert.

 

Location

Address: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
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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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