Frankie Lane, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Originally a private laneway, named by the owner as “Frankie Laine”, after the popular American singer of the 1950s and 1960s. When taken over by Council it was re-named Frankie…

Continue Reading Frankie Lane, Concord

Forster Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named after William Forster (1818-1882), Premier of New South Wales at one time, and served in ten parliaments before he died.

Continue Reading Forster Street, Concord

Flavelle Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Commemorating the name of John Flavelle, who was the Returning Officer for the first election of Concord Municipal Council, which occurred in 1883. (Flavelle’s jewellery shop was mentioned in the…

Continue Reading Flavelle Street, Concord

Fairview Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

A street in the "Hillcrest Estate” of Ludgate, High, Fairview and Shackel Streets. Probably the estate agent's idea of promoting the altitude of this estate.

Continue Reading Fairview Street, Concord

Excelsior Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

"Excelsior" means "highest" and this street was assumed to be the highest in the "Mount Grandview Estate" (where it is situated), hence the name.

Continue Reading Excelsior Street, Concord

Empire Avenue, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

(Formerly Mangrove Street. The name was changed after two homes had been built by Concord citizens for limbless soldiers.) It was changed at the end of WWI for patriotic reasons.

Continue Reading Empire Avenue, Concord

Ellis Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named after Ellis Bent (1783-1815), who came to Sydney with Governor Macquarie and became Judge Advocate of New South Wales.

Continue Reading Ellis Street, Concord

Edward Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

To honour King Edward VII, who was King of England (1901-1910). To support this assumption, the street parallel with this street is named "Alexandra Street" - and Alexandra was the…

Continue Reading Edward Street, Concord

Edith Avenue, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

It could be assumed that this is a mis-spelling for "Eadith" and therefore a remembrance of Miss Eadith Walker, of “Yaralla"

Continue Reading Edith Avenue, Concord

Durham Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named to honour Lord Durham, English politician who, in 1839, recommended political changes in Canada, similar to those for which the “Canadian Exiles" had been struggling.

Continue Reading Durham Street, Concord

Drake Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named to honour one of the partners of the firm Drake and Walsh, who drew up the plans for St. Mary's Church, Mortlake.

Continue Reading Drake Street, Concord

Deakin Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named after Sir Alfred Deakin (1856-1919), “Architect of Federation" and Prime Minister of Australia on three occasions.

Continue Reading Deakin Street, Concord

Deakin Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named after Sir Alfred Deakin (1856-1919), “Architect of Federation" and Prime Minister of Australia on three occasions.

Continue Reading Deakin Street, Concord

David Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

No known origin, but an interesting theory, as follows: (Detail supplied by the late Fred Bolt, in his list of Concord street name-changes). David Street was: Davis Street 1884, &…

Continue Reading David Street, Concord

Daly Avenue, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

To honour the Daly family, who lived in the area, in a house called “Boomerah”, until they moved away probably during the early 1900s.

Continue Reading Daly Avenue, Concord

Cross Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named after an early resident of Concord. Joseph Cross is shown as a "freeholder, Concord" on the Petition of 1883 that requested the incorporation of the Municipality of Concord.

Continue Reading Cross Street, Concord

Creewood Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named after a house existing in the vicinity. (From a photograph in the possession of a member of the Concord Heritage Society).

Continue Reading Creewood Street, Concord

Crane Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

To remember Samuel Crane, a Private in the New South Wales Corps, who was granted 35 acres at Concord . ("A History of Concord" C.Wallace. 1970) [I have not been…

Continue Reading Crane Street, Concord

Correys Avenue, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named in honour of Thomas Obed Correy (Junior), Mayor of Concord several times and a highly respected member of the Concord community.

Continue Reading Correys Avenue, Concord

Corby Avenue, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

An early resident of Concord, James Corby – “freeholder, Concord” - and a Petitioner in the application for the incorporation of the Municipality of Concord.

Continue Reading Corby Avenue, Concord

Coles Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

(Formerly Church Street, name changed approximately 1915.) Named after William Coles, an Architect-Builder who settled in Concord in 1859 and supervised the building of part of St. Luke's Church.

Continue Reading Coles Street, Concord

Cabarita Road, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Cabarita is an aboriginal word (pronounced “Caba-reeta”), that probably means "by the water". It was the name given to the point of land at the north-west corner of Hen and…

Continue Reading Cabarita Road, Concord

Burwood Road, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Previously known as Coomer's Lane, Neich’s Lane, and Wharf Road before being re-named Burwood Road. The latter name comes from "Burwood Farm”, the name given to a grant made to…

Continue Reading Burwood Road, Concord

Burton Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

(In 1870 it was called “Corner Street”.) Named after a "Mr. Burton, who lived on the corner of the street”, according to an anonymous note in the archives of the…

Continue Reading Burton Street, Concord

Broughton Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

William Broughton (1768-1821) was a "First Fleeter". He was appointed the Storekeeper at Parramatta, and was granted thirty acres at Concord in 1793.

Continue Reading Broughton Street, Concord

Brewer Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named after Henry Brewer (1739-1796), who became Provost-Marshall of the Colony in 1788. In 1793 he was granted fifty acres at Concord, east of the present Majors Bay Road. Brewer…

Continue Reading Brewer Street, Concord

Brays Road, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

To commemorate the Bray Family of Rhodes, of whom much is told in “Concord - a Centenary History”.

Continue Reading Brays Road, Concord

Braddon Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

To honour Sir Henry Braddon, politician and businessman, prominent in various community organisations in N.S.W.

Continue Reading Braddon Street, Concord

Bent Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

To commemorate Ellis Bent (1783-1815) who, before travelling to Sydney, accepted appointment as Judge-Advocate of N.S.W. and accompanied Governor Macquarie to Sydney, where he was the first practising Barrister-at-Law in…

Continue Reading Bent Street, Concord

Bell Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Probably named to honour Archibald Bell, Jnr., who discovered the route over the Blue Mountains by way of Richmond in 1843, later known as Bell's Line of Road.

Continue Reading Bell Street, Concord

Beaconsfield Avenue, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:2 Comments

Mr. James Channon's house was named “Beaconsfield House". I cannot discover whether "Beaconsfield Square" was named after that house or the house after the Square, but the estate of "Beaconsfield…

Continue Reading Beaconsfield Avenue, Concord

Bayard Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

I am unable to ascertain the reason for this choice of name in relation to Concord. The only reference to such a name that I have discovered relates to several…

Continue Reading Bayard Street, Concord

Barton Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

To honour Sir Edmund Barton (1849-1920), who became the first Prime Minister of Australia on the 31 December, 1900.

Continue Reading Barton Street, Concord

Bolton Family and Dairy

  • Post category:

Prior to 1890 the Bolton family had an impressive two-storey house - really a three-storey as it had a cellar with a cooking room and a wash-up room underneath - in…

Continue Reading Bolton Family and Dairy

Concord History

  • Post category:

The suburb of Concord is situated on the Parramatta River, half way between Sydney and Parramatta, and next door to the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics at…

Continue Reading Concord History

George E. Crane Brass Foundry

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:1 Comment

manufactured taps in Burwood Road, near Exile Bay, opposite Tanner Middleton, in the mid 1930s. During World War II, the company began rolling aluminium alloys for aeroplane bodies. The company…

Continue Reading George E. Crane Brass Foundry

Walters, Middleton and Eades

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:2 Comments

(later Tanner Middleton Pty.Ltd.) established a flourishing timber mill in Exile Bay before World War I, producing sawn logs, milling and flooring.

Continue Reading Walters, Middleton and Eades

Bushells Pty. Ltd.

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

bought land on Exile Bay in the mid 1950s and built the first stage of their present extensive plant in 1957-58. The distinctive chimney was added in the mid 1970s…

Continue Reading Bushells Pty. Ltd.

Adams Lane, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Situated nearby the site of the previous "Adams' Orchard" and perpetuates that name. Note also two nearby streets carry family names - Emily Street after an Adams daughter and Herbert…

Continue Reading Adams Lane, Concord

Averill Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

No recognisable connection with Concord. Saint Averil was a nun in the north of England who became a minor saint of the 7th century. “Averil” is the normal spelling of…

Continue Reading Averill Street, Concord

Majors Bay Reserve

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

After Majors Bay, which was probably named after Major George Johnson, Isaac Nichols father-in-law

Continue Reading Majors Bay Reserve

Queen Elizabeth Park

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:3 Comments

bounded by Gipps, Broughton, Crane Streets and Addison Avenue, Concord. Formerly Concord Park, but renamed following the visit of Queen Elizabeth II in 1954

Continue Reading Queen Elizabeth Park

Ron Routley Reserve

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Previously Bartley Reserve and Sid Richards Place.  Named after Alderman Ron Routley, Mayor 1971-72

Continue Reading Ron Routley Reserve

Bayview Park

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:1 Comment

End of Burwood Road Concord. Because of its situation overlooking the bay

Continue Reading Bayview Park

Henley Park

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Unknown origin This was the site of the former Concord General Cemetery

Continue Reading Henley Park

Jessie Stewart Reserve

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

Named after an elderly resident known for her volunteer work. Her mother, Lottie Stewart, lived in Matlock” in Zoeller Street

Continue Reading Jessie Stewart Reserve

Augusta Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments
Augusta Street, Concord
Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel (1797-1889)

Another “Royal” name, this time honouring Augusta of Hesse-Cassel (1797-1889), who married Adophus Frederick, Duke of Cambridge (1774-1850), or else her daughter Augusta Caroline (born 1822), who was the aunt…

Continue Reading Augusta Street, Concord

Arthur Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments
Arthur Street, Concord
Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn

Honours Arthur, Duke of Connaught (1850-1942), third son and seventh child of Queen Victoria. Wikipedia

Continue Reading Arthur Street, Concord

Archer Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments
Archer Street, Concord
Mr William ARCHER (1831 - 1925)

To honour William Archer, the “Grand Old Man" of Burwood who owned land at Mortlake and rented land near Canada Bay, where he trained several well known racehorses. Mortlake Public…

Continue Reading Archer Street, Concord

Anderson Road, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments
Anderson Road, Concord
Portrait of Brigadier General Sir Robert Murray McCheyne Anderson KCMG

Named to honour Brigadier General Sir Robert Murray McCheyne Anderson KCMG, a Sydney businessman of high capacity, who was appointed to the post of Deputy Quartermaster General, AIF Forces based…

Continue Reading Anderson Road, Concord

Alexandra Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

(formerly Victoria Street, changed WWI period) Named to honour Alexandra of Denmark (1844-1925) who married Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, on 10 March, 1863 - later King Edward VII (1841-1910).

Continue Reading Alexandra Street, Concord

Albion Street, Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

To remind citizens of the War Effort (WWl). Several local streets were named (or some re-named) in patriotic fervour. This commemorates an ancient poetic" name for Britain.

Continue Reading Albion Street, Concord

History of Concord and Yaralla

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments

as presented by Mr. L.W. Mutton, M.L.A., in his maiden speech in Parliament on 15th August, 1968 Presented to Concord Historical Society to commemorate the Official Opening of the Concord…

Continue Reading History of Concord and Yaralla

St Luke’s Anglican Church

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:2 Comments
St Luke’s Anglican Church
St Lukes Church

In 1855 the first railway line in NSW, from Sydney to Parramatta, was opened - with stations at Ashfield and Burwood. The population and prosperity coming to the Concord/Burwood district…

Continue Reading St Luke’s Anglican Church

Lansdown House

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:1 Comment
Lansdown House
Bath Arms Hotel

Emanuel Neich, who was born in Genoa, came to Australia by mistake. He went to sea at an early age and was in Mauritius when he signed on the ‘Lord…

Continue Reading Lansdown House

Longbottom Stockade

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:1 Comment
Longbottom Stockade
longbottom convicts (drawing)

“Longbottom” is a traditional English place name which derives from the old word “bottom”, once used in the north of England to describe low-lying, swampy, alluvial ground. Part of the…

Continue Reading Longbottom Stockade

The French Canadian Exiles of 1840

  • Post category:
The French Canadian Exiles of 1840
French Canadian monument Bayview park

Like so many other civil disturbances, the rebellion of the French Canadians of Lower Canada (now known as Quebec) was the result of a complex web of political, social and…

Continue Reading The French Canadian Exiles of 1840

Early Land Grants

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:1 Comment
Early Land Grants
first land grants

The first free settlers, who arrived on the “Bellona” on 16th January, 1793, received grants in an area named Liberty Plains, which was south of the Parramatta River about halfway…

Continue Reading Early Land Grants

The naming of Concord

  • Post category:
  • Post comments:0 Comments
The naming of Concord
Concord Minute Men - North Bridge

Unlike its neighbouring suburbs, Concord cannot trace its name to an English town, district or estate. Nor was the suburb named in honour of an illustrious pioneer. Indeed, the origin…

Continue Reading The naming of Concord