Author: jason

Salicki Avenue – Epping

Salicki Avenue  Epping was perhaps one of our first multicultural Street names. It was named after SIMON SALICKI, a Polish Jew who left Poland in 1939 and arrived in Melbourne later that year. By 1947 Simon owned and operated a dairy farm just north of Childs Road and which straddled High Street. A letter received from his daughter Jenny BUCH...

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Dalton Road – Thomastown

The south end of Dalton Road follows the old “Yan Yean Pipe Track” and for many years was just a bush track. In 1931 the adjacent area was sub-divided and the developers requested the Whittlesea Council to bestow a name on it. The Council took so long to decide on a name that the Developers submitted three names- James, McCormack...

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Mill Park Drive – Mill Park

This is a good example of how much an area’s history can be encapsulated in a street name. Mill Park Drive has no start and no finish; it is a CIRCULAR ROAD. It in fact follows the outline of the original training track of the Mill Park Property. Mill Park was used, mainly by the MILLER family to train racehorses...

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Tatlow Drive – Epping

On the block of land now occupied by the Epping Secondary College, there was a  two-storey bluestone house. Built by or for Richard Scale.  In 1947, the TATLOW family had purchased this property and lived there until the 1970’s when the Education Department bought the land from them. The bluestone house remained for a few years. It has long since...

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Plenty Road – Whittlesea

   The name ‘Plenty River’ was bestowed in Feb. 1836 by Joseph Tice GELLIBRAND, of the Port Phillip Association, because the nearby country had such a promising aspect.    When the area around what is now Whittlesea was settled in the 1840’s, it received the name “Plenty” or “Upper Plenty” because of its proximity to the Plenty River. 

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