Category: Street Names

 A list of street names with associated history.


 

Tarawera Road – Whittlesea

An old brick house known as “Tarawera” still stands in Lime Street Whittlesea. It was erected about 1861. It was not built by JAMES MORRIS as ascribed in some histories, as James never owned the land. His son, FREDERICK JAMES MORRIS, born in 1864 did however live in “Tarawera” for over forty years.The house consists of six rooms, verandah on...

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Lambrigg Place – Laurimar

One of our newer Estates, Laurimar, has a street called Lambrigg Place. I soon found out that Lambrigg was the name of a Parish in Westmoreland, England, but what was the Australian connection? A search through the National Archives database revealed that Lambrigg was the name of William James FARRER’s property. FARRER was the man who was interested in cross...

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Harvest Home Road – Epping

Previously called Harvest Home Lane this road is named after the old Harvest Home Hotel. A bluestone hotel of five rooms which stood facing High Street at the corner of Harvest Home Lane. It was built in 1869 by Henry LUDEMAN , a German immigrant who had arrived in Victoria in 1854 and in 1868 had bought the ten acres of...

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Trawalla Avenue – Thomastown

At the very south-west corner of the City of Whittlesea, close to Mahoneys Road and the Merri Creek, is a small street called “Trawalla Avenue”It is in an industrial area (in fact it runs off Industrial Avenue) and includes the Boral Brick Company, Pantalica Cheese Co, Bertocchi Smallgoods and five Monumental Stonemasons. Trawalla Avenue in the 1960’s gave access to...

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Arthur Street  – Bundoora

The street was named after (and for) a Mr Arthur BROWNHILL who was born in 1900 and who served in World War 1. His parents were Charles Edward BROWNHILL and Eliza MORSLEY  who lived on Lots 6 to 9 of the Thomastown Small Holdings. Brownhill  Street was named after Arthur’s father and his elder brother Edward, who also served in...

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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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