Trevor Horman, a 2012 Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year nominee and president of the National Trust has been remembered as a passionate and knowledgeable historian.
Following a long battle with cancer, Mr Horman died this week.
Touted as a professional engineer with a meticulous eye for detail, Mr Horman was the driving force behind restoring key Northern Territory sites steeped in history.
He established Friends of the Railway at Adelaide River, which went on to transform the Adelaide River railway precinct from a derelict wasteland to a fully restored heritage site.
He also found two Sydney Williams huts in Darwin and had them relocated to Adelaide River, and in Katherine he led a team of workers in restoring a dilapidated original railway cottage - to protect the precinct, Mr Horman also introduced the 'grey nomads' caretaker scheme.
"Trevor has served as president of the National Trust since 2010, on Council since 2005 and has been active in the Trust since 2002," director of the Trust, Tim Dixon said.
"Last year, he was awarded Life Membership for his myriad and tireless services for the Trust.
"He had a wealth of knowledge about all manner of Northern Territory history and heritage, and was keen to share his knowledge.
"He gave many presentations over the years on these and other topics, as well as media interviews when an expert opinion was needed."
On top of an active role in the Trust, Mr Dixon said, Mr Horman was also involved in many other organisations, including a number of senior roles at Power and Water.
"Earlier this year, the Power and Water Corporation honoured him by naming a future sub-station in Berrimah the Trevor Horman Zone Substation. The new substation will replace the current Berrimah Substation, which Trevor managed the construction of after Cyclone Tracy," Mr Dixon said.
"He volunteered with many other groups including Motorsports NT as Treasurer from 1979 to 1996 with one year off when he served as secretary. He was also heavily involved in Engineering Heritage, Historical Society, Adelaide River Show Society and many others."
A service will be held at the Adelaide River Railway Heritage Precinct at 9am on Saturday, November 23.
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