Also known as: née Ormond
Died: 3/05/2014Special Achievements:
The first Miss Northern Territory (Vicki Ormond); married (1942) to Constable Bob Darken, their tent honeymoon gave Honeymoon Gap its name; a "pioneer" who lived in rough conditions at outposts like Hart's Range; all police duties fell to her if Bob was "on patrol." When he resigned (1950) they bought Simpsons Gap station; moved to Alice Springs when it became a Reserve. Vicki had begun painting and studied overseas on a 1968 Churchill Fellowship. Her works have been presented to the Queen, Princess Anne, and Prince Charles.