Canada Bay street signMost of the information contained here was compiled by the Rev. David Hayes, former Archives Chairman of the Concord Heritage Society.

The information has been taken from many sources – books and leaflets – published by this society and others.

Where no specific information could be ascertained from records David searched other records to try
to reach an informed guess at the reason for the name.

If you are aware of any errors please do not hesitate to contact the Concord Heritage Society to
have the matters corrected. Also please contact us if you have information on any of the street names

Situated nearby the site of the previous “Adams’ Orchard” and perpetuates that name. Note also …
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No record known as to who was “Addy’. Name chosen and confirmed by Council, despite …
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To remind citizens of the War Effort (WWl). Several local streets were named (or some …
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(formerly Victoria Street, changed WWI period) Named to honour Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) who married …
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Commemorates Alfred Llewellyn Bray, eldest son of Thomas & Mary Bray (of Rhodes). Alfred Bray …
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I have not been able to associate this name with any individual, but am very …
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Named after “Alton House”, which was on the corner of Concord Road and Alton Avenue.
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Portrait of Brigadier General Sir Robert Murray McCheyne Anderson KCMG Named to honour Brigadier General …
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Mr William ARCHER (1831 – 1925) To honour William Archer, the “Grand Old Man” of …
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One of the streets named following WW1 to honour the War effort. Notable area of …
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Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn Honours Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850-1942), third son …
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Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (1797-1889) Another “Royal” name, this time honouring Augusta of Hesse-Cassel (1797-1889), …
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No recognisable connection with Concord. Saint Averil was a nun in the north of England …
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“Bangala” is aboriginal for a “Water carrying vessel” (Sydney). (“Macquarie Aboriginal Words” The Macquarie Library …
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To honour Sir Edmund Barton (1849-1920), who became the first Prime Minister of Australia on …
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I am unable to ascertain the reason for this choice of name in relation to …
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In earlier times this street must have overlooked Exile Bay and probably deserved this title.
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Mr. James Channon’s house was named “Beaconsfield House”. I cannot discover whether “Beaconsfield Square” was …
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Probably named to honour Archibald Bell, Jnr., who discovered the route over the Blue Mountains …
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Probably to honour William Christopher Bennett (1824-1889), Engineer and Surveyor, who arrived in New South …
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To commemorate Ellis Bent (1783-1815) who, before travelling to Sydney, accepted appointment as Judge-Advocate of …
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Assuming this to be an aboriginal word, either: “Baronga” meaning “big waterhole” or “Berong” meaning …
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Thomas Bishop was the first to receive a grant of land in the area much …
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Named after John de Marquet Blaxland, Anna Walker’s elder brother. At the same time it …
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“Boronia” is a native (Australian) plant, the local variety of which is named “Boronia Ledifolia”. …
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To honour Sir Henry Braddon, politician and businessman, prominent in various community organisations in N.S.W.
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To commemorate the Bray Family of Rhodes, of whom much is told in “Concord – …
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Named after Henry Brewer (1739-1796), who became Provost-Marshall of the Colony in 1788. In 1793 …
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Later changed to Cavell Avenue.
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William Broughton (1768-1821) was a “First Fleeter”. He was appointed the Storekeeper at Parramatta, and …
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Name given to this “new” street (between 1916 and 1920) to commemorate the war effort …
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Honours Robert 0’Hara Burke (1820-1861), the famous explorer who endeavoured to lead an expedition from …
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(In 1870 it was called “Corner Street”.) Named after a “Mr. Burton, who lived on …
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Previously known as Coomer’s Lane, Neich’s Lane, and Wharf Road before being re-named Burwood Road. …
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Cabarita is an aboriginal word (pronounced “Caba-reeta”), that probably means “by the water”. It was …
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To honour Charles Robert Wynn-Carrington (1843-1928), Governor of New South Wales from 1885 until 1890.
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To honour Robert Stewart Castlereagh (1769-1822) of high repute as a British Foreign Minister.
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(Formerly Broke Street.) Named to honour a remarkable lady, Edith Louisa Cavell (1865-1915), a British …
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To honour Spencer Compton Cavendish, 8th Duke of Devonshire (1833-1908), British Statesman.
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Name changed to Coles Street approximately 1915.
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Later changed to Llewellyn Street
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Winston Churchill was British Prime Minister during WW2
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Named after the 1861 home of Henry David Bray, third Mayor of Concord Municipality.
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Named after the home of James Casey, who was Overseer of Works to Concord Council …
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(Formerly Church Street, name changed approximately 1915.) Named after William Coles, an Architect-Builder who settled …
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After the name of an old sandstone homestead that was the home of William Cox …
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An obvious name that has remained since the 1840s.
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Named after Consett Stephen, a Solicitor of Sydney and a Trustee of the Walker Estate.
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Later changed to Burwood Road
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An aboriginal word, meaning “dirty water”. (“Place Names of Australia” by A.W. Read. Literary Productions …
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An early resident of Concord, James Corby – “freeholder, Concord” – and a Petitioner in …
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Name later changed to Burton Street.
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Named in honour of Thomas Obed Correy (Junior), Mayor of Concord several times and a …
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To remember Samuel Crane, a Private in the New South Wales Corps, who was granted …
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Named after a house existing in the vicinity. (From a photograph in the possession of …
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Named after William Francis Cropley, who owned land on Uhrs Point that was offered for …
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Named after an early resident of Concord. Joseph Cross is shown as a “freeholder, Concord” …
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Named to honour David Cumming, Mayor of Concord on several occasions.
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An aboriginal word, “currawang” is a word for the Bell or Black Magpie, Donkey bird, …
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To honour John Curtin, WW2 Prime Minister of Australia.
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To honour the Daly family, who lived in the area, in a house called “Boomerah”, …
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No known origin, but an interesting theory, as follows: (Detail supplied by the late Fred …
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After Sir Walter Edward Davidson (1859-1923), Governor of New South Wales 1917-1924
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Named after Sir Alfred Deakin (1856-1919), “Architect of Federation” and Prime Minister of Australia on …
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Named after Sir Alfred Deakin (1856-1919), “Architect of Federation” and Prime Minister of Australia on three …
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Named after Captain Henry Mangles Denham, R.N., who was a Marine Surveyor operating in the South …
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Named after Sir William Thomas Denison (1804-1871), Governor of New South Wales from 1855 until 1861.
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Named after Dorking, Surrey, England, which had some association with Benjamin Disraeli, sometime Prime Minister …
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Named to honour one of the partners of the firm Drake and Walsh, who drew …
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Named to honour Anthony W.M. Duke, who was Mayor of Concord in 1939.
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Named to honour Lord Durham, English politician who, in 1839, recommended political changes in Canada, …
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It could be assumed that this is a mis-spelling for “Eadith” and therefore a remembrance …
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To honour King Edward VII, who was King of England (1901-1910). To support this assumption, …
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This was a “local” name, which is mentioned in “They Passed this Way””, particularly in relation …
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Named after Ellis Bent (1783-1815), who came to Sydney with Governor Macquarie and became Judge …
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(Formerly Stamford Avenue.) Named after James Balfour Elphinstone, Builder, of Glebe, who was an early …
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Named after the daughter of Mrs Adams, an early Orchardist of Concord.
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(Formerly Mangrove Street. The name was changed after two homes had been built by Concord …
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Named for Mrs Evelyn Finch, whose husband managed a plant nursery in the area.
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“Excelsior” means “highest” and this street was assumed to be the highest in the “Mount …
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A street in the “Hillcrest Estate” of Ludgate, High, Fairview and Shackel Streets. Probably the …
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Named after Roland Finch, Manager of the Yates Nursery that occupied the area.
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Commemorating the name of John Flavelle, who was the Returning Officer for the first election …
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Named after William Forster (1818-1882), Premier of New South Wales at one time, and served …
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Originally a private laneway, named by the owner as “Frankie Laine”, after the popular American …
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Named after an early resident, mentioned in “They Passed this Way”, page 52.
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Probably named after Frederick Oatley, who served on the first Concord Municipal Council.
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To honour Dr. Thomas William Freeman, who lived and practised in Concord.
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John Charles Fremont (1813-1890), American, was an explorer (in America), politician, and a Major-general.
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Named to honour Arthur Gale, a Councillor of Concord Municipal Council 1897-1901, and sometime Licensee …
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During WWI some streets were patriotically named to honour the war effort.
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During WWI and also immediately afterwards some streets were patriotically named. This street commemorated King …
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