Whittaker Street, Mortlake

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Mr. N.H. Whittaker was the Secretary of the Concord Citizens' Band, which performed regularly at Cabarita Park and elsewhere.

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Tennyson Road, Mortlake

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Named to honour Hallam, Baron Tennyson (1852-1928), the eldest son of Alfred Tennyson (the poet). Hallam became Governor of South Australia (1899), and Governor-general in 1902, which appointment was confirmed…

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Northcote Street, Mortlake

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To honour Henry Stafford Northcote, Knight, Baron of Exeter (1846-1911), Governor-General of Australia (1903-1908).

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McDonald Street, Mortlake

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Named after Alexander McDonald, the adopted son of John Ward, an early owner of much of present day Cabarita and Mortlake. Alexander McDonald, as heir of the Ward properties, finally…

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Hilly Street, Mortlake

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Named to honour a prominent architect, John Frederick Hilly (1810-1883). Architect and Engineer. He was architect of several fine buildings.

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Bennett Street, Mortlake

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Probably to honour William Christopher Bennett (1824-1889), Engineer and Surveyor, who arrived in New South Wales in 1855 and accepted a position in the Public Service. He helped to form…

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Putney Punt (or Mortlake Ferry)

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Putney Punt (or Mortlake Ferry)
Putney Punt (or Mortlake Ferry)

This diesel powered punt, running between Mortlake and Putney, is the sole remaining example of this relatively unusual means of river crossing in the Sydney Metropolitan area and, although comparatively recent…

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Mortlake – a working class community

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Mortlake – a working class community
Mortlake Gas Works

In addressing this question, I examined Mortlake in the Local Government Area of Concord from approximately 1883 to 1900. My sources included historical and government material which let me to…

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