Heritage Street Names


Street name and location

Origin of the street's name

Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy (outside 37 Alexandra Parade)

Queen Alexandra, consort of King Edward VII, 1901-1910

Alfred Crescent

Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, son of Queen Victoria

Amess Street, North Carlton (n/w cnr Fenwick & Amess streets)

Samuel M Amess, Scottish stonemason, building contractor, Councillor MCC, Mayor (1869-1870)

Appleton Street, Richmond (cnr s/e Appleton & David streets)

Mary Burnley Appleton sister of William Bust Burnley (1813-60)

Arnold Street, Princes Hill (n/w cnr Arnold & McPherson streets)

James Francis Arnold seaman, prospector, corn salesman, real estate agent, MCC councillor 1873-78

Barkly Avenue, Richmond (cnr Barkly Avenue & CityLink)

Sir Henry Barkly, Governor of Victoria (1856-63)

Bennett Street, Richmond (s/e cnr Victoria & Bennett streets)

George Henry Bennett , Mayor of Richmond 1886-7

Bent Street, Richmond (s/e cnr Bent & Cremorne streets)

Sir Thomas Bent (1838-1909), Premier & Treasurer (1904-09)

Berry Street, Richmond (n/w cnr Berry & Church streets)

Sir Graham Berry, Premier of Victoria 187780

Best Street

Alban Thomas Best, chemist, Fitzroy councillor 1865-1870 (not Robert Wallace Best, MLA, who was Mayor 20 years later in 1888)

Blazey Street, Richmond (opp 43 River Street)

Charles Collard Blazey, Town Clerk RCC 1897 -1937

Bosisto Street, Richmond (11 Bosisto Street)

Joseph Bosisto, Mayor of Richmond 1865-66, Founder Bosistos Eucalyptus Oil

Brennand Street

John Brennand, builder, Fitzroy councillor 1859-1862, Mayor 1861

Brunswick Street, Fitzroy (s/w cnr Johnston & Brunswick streets)

Captain George Brunswick Smythe, officer in-charge of the Port Phillip Police in 1839

Burnley Street, Richmond (cnr Buckingham & Burnley streets)

William Bust Burnley, Land owner , MLC (185356), Richmond Councillor (1856)

Canning Street, North Carlton (Park & Station streets n/c w/w cnr)

Charles John Canning (1812-62), British Viscount, Statesman

Cremorne Street, Richmond (s/w cnr Swan & Cremorne streets)

Cremorne Pleasure Gardens, 1852 -1862

Curtain Street, North Carlton (s/w cnr Drummond & Curtain streets)

John Curtain, Irish born hotelier and distillery owner, MCC Councillor (1870-1887), MLA for North Melbourne (1871-1877)

David Street, Richmond (44 Appleton St)

David Mitchell, Stonemason Mitchell Cement/Lime, Father of Dame Nellie Melba

Davis Street, North Carlton (251 Davis Street)

Peter Davis (1815-1879), estate agent, MCC Councillor, Mayor (1856-1857)

Davis Street, North Carlton (251 Davis Street)

Peter Davis (1815-1879), estate agent, MCC Councillor, Mayor (1856-1857)

Delbridge Street

Edward Delbridge, Fitzroy councillor 1864-1875, Mayor 1866

Docker Street, Richmond (s/w cnr Gipps & Docker streets)

Rev Joseph Docker (1793-1865), Early Land Owner

Doonside Street, Richmond (n/w cnr Burnley & Doonside streets)

Birth Place of Dame Nellie Melba (1861)

Drummond Street, North Carlton (cnr Newry & Drummond streets)

Thomas Drummond, prominent Scottish engineer and statesman, Under-Secretary for Ireland (1835-40)

Edwards Place

John Edwards, solicitor and MLA, Fitzroy councillor 1859-61, Mayor 1860

Erin Street, Richmond (n/e cnr Erin & Hoddle streets)

Land of the Eire (Ireland)

Eureka Street, Richmond (s/e cnr Eureka & Church streets)

Eureka Hotel

Falconer Street

John Falconer, builder & furniture manufacturer, Fitzroy councillor 1860-1873, Mayor 1863

Fenwick Street, North Carlton (s/w cnr Fenwick & Canning streets)

Orlando Fenwick, British, soft goods and grocery business, MCC Councillor, Mayor (1871-72)

Fergie Street

Henry Fergie, notary, Fitzroy councillor 1860-1862

Flockhart Street (cnr Flockhart & Victoria streets)

Robert Flockhart, tannery owner and Collingwood Councillor (1857-59)

Gardner Street, Richmond (n/w cnr Gardner St & Bridge Road)

Thomas Gardner, RCC Town Clerk 1866-91

Gertrude Street, Fitzroy (n/w cnr Gertrude & Gore streets)

Daughter of Captain Brunswick Smythe, coowner with Benjamin Baxter of the land subdivided in 1839

Gipps Street (Abbotsford and Collingwood) (n/e cnr Gipps & Islington streets)

Sir George Gipps (1791-1847), Governor of NSW (1837-1846)

Glasshouse Street, Richmond (85 Stawell Street)

Australian Glass Company, c1878

Gleadell Street, Richmond (cnr Highett & Gleadell streets)

Cr William Gleadell, Mayor of Richmond 1870-71

Grant Street

Alexander Grant, solicitor, Fitzroy councillor 1866-1872, Mayor 1870

Griffiths Street, Richmond (285 Highett Street)

Cr Joseph Griffiths, Mayor of Richmond 1866-67

Harcourt Parade, Richmond (cnr Harcourt Pde & CityLink)

James Thomas Harcourt, MLA for Richmond 1868-74 , Harcourt Asylum, Cremorne

Henty Street, Richmond (s/w cnr Henty & Cameron streets)

James Henty (1800-82), Early Land Owner and Businessman

Highett Street, Richmond (308 Highett Street)

Hon William Highett, MLC (1856-80)

Hoddle Street, Collingwood (n/e cnr

Bloomburg & Hoddle streets)

Robert Hoddle (1794-1881), Victoria's first Surveyor-General

Hodgkinson Street, Clifton Hill (n/w cnr 92 Hodgkinson streets)

Clement Hodgkinson (1818-1893), surveyor and consulting engineer to Collingwood Council

Hosie Street, Richmond (31 Hosie Street)

Cr James S Hosie, Mayor of Richmond 1869-70

Johnston Street, Fitzroy, Collingwood (cnr Johnston & Harmsworth streets)

James Johnston (1811-96), politician, newspaper manager, winegrower

Langridge Street, Collingwood (n/e cnr Cambridge & Langridge streets)

George David Langridge (1829-1891), carpenter, estate agent, Councillor, MLA

Marshall Place (Clifton Hill) (79 Spensley Street)

Walter, Laurie and Ttage Marshall, 3 generations of Collingwood Councillors

Mayfield Street (Abbotsford) (n/w cnr Mayfield & Murray streets)

Andrew and Georgiana McCrae's house, built 1840s

McCutcheon Way, Collingwood (s/e cnr MCutcheon Way & Campbell streets)

Andrew McCutcheon, architect, minister, Councillor 1965-1982, MLA 1982-1992

McIlwraith Street, North Carlton (No 1, n/w cnr McIlwraith & McPherson streets)

John McIlwraith, Scottish, plumber, prospector, ship owner, MCC Councillor, (1870 1882), Mayor (1873-


McKean Street

John McKean, real estate agent, Fitzroy councillor 1864-1868

McPherson Street, North Carlton (cnr s/e McPherson & Amess Sts – 60 Amess streets)

Thomas McPherson (1823-1888), iron and steel merchant, MCC Councillor, Mayor, (1870-71)

Michael Street

John Michael, Fitzroy councillor 1862-1870, Mayor 1867

Miller Street, Richmond (cnr Miller Street & Rowena Parade)

Henry Miller , First Chairman of Richmond, 1856-58

Nicholson Street (Abbotsford) (n/w cnr Vere & Nicholson streets)

Sir Charles Nicholson (1808-1903), physician, local landowner, grazier

Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, North Fitzroy, North Carlton (n/e cnr Nicholson & Reid streets)

William Nicholson (1816-65), merchant and politician, MCC Mayor (1856-57), Premier of Victoria (1859-60)

Noone Street (Clifton Hill) (n/w cnr Noone & Gray streets)

John Noone, 1820-1893, Lands Department lithographer, Councillor

Paterson Street, Princes Hill (n/e cnr

Paterson & Arnold streets)

James Paterson (1826-1906) Scottish, gold miner, cartage business, ship owner, member of Harbour Trust, MCC Councillor, Mayor (1876-77)

Pigdon Street, North Carlton (s/e cnr Pigdon & Station streets)

John Pigdon, British, Commissioner for Sydney International Exhibition, Melbourne Exhibition, MCC Councillor, Mayor (1877)

Rae Street

Thomas Rae, soap & candle manufacturer, MLC, Fitzroy councillor 1858

Ramsden Street, Clifton Hill (n/w cnr

Ramsden St No 4)

Samuel Ramsden (1822-77), Clifton Hill quarry owner, resident, Councillor

Rathdowne Street, North Carlton (s/w cnr Lee & Rathdowne streets)

Name of an Irish barony associated with Dublin

Rowe Street

Thomas Rowe, real estate agent, Fitzroy councillor for ten years from 1864, Mayor 1869

Rushall Crescent

George Rushall, real estate agent, Fitzroy councillor for sixteen years from 1864, Mayor 1868

Scotchmer Street

William Scotchmer, real estate agent, Fitzroy councillor 1867-1870

Smith Street, Collingwood (n/e cnr Easey & Smith streets)

John Thomas Smith (1816-79), publican, politician, Melbourne mayor seven times (1855-64)

St Heliers Street, Abbotsford (end of road outside farm)

Site of Edward Curr's house, built 1840s

Station Street, North Carlton (s/e cnr Pigdon & Station streets)

Proximity to North Fitzroy Rail station closed in 1948

Stawell Street, Richmond (n/w cnr Swan & Stawell streets)

Sir William Foster Stawell, Attorney General 1851

Trenerry Crescent, Abbotsford (s/w cnr Trenerry Crescent & Little Turner Street)

Edwin Trenerry, subdivider of Dights Paddock (c1878)

Tudor Street, Richmond (No 63 Bridge Road s/e cnr)

Frank Tudor MLA (1901-22), Leader of Labor Party (1916-21)

Turner Street, Abbotsford (s/w cnr Trenerry & Turner streets)

James Hobson Turner, Councillor (c1872), tanner and hat maker (Dentons Hat Factory)

Watkins Street

William Watkins, publican & MLA, Fitzroy councillor 1865-1868

Wellington Street (Collingwood and Clifton Hill) (n/e cnr Hotham & Wellington streets)

Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), general, British Prime Minister

Further information
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