Street Names

 A list of street names with associated history.


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.

Tarawera Road  - Whittlesea

An old brick house known as “Tarawera” still stands in Lime Street Whittlesea. It was erected about 1861.

Laurie Collins Street - Mill Park

When I first saw this street sign ( off McKimmies Road, Mill Park adjacent to the Darebin Creek) I assumed that COLLINS was a surname, but I did not get very far.

Tatlow Drive - Epping

On the block of land now occupied by the Epping Secondary College, there used to be an old two-storey bluestone house.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Harvest Home Road - Mernda

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 Road.