Young Street, North Strathfield

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Named in honour of Sir John Young, lst Baron Lisgar (1807-1876). A British Politician, he was appointed to become Governor of New South Wales in 1861, and in that capacity…

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Tenterfield Street, North Strathfield

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Almost certainly named after the N.S.W. (country) town of that name, where Sir Henry Parkes delivered a speech in 1889, which gave impetus to the movement that eventually brought about…

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Shipley Avenue, North Strathfield

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Named for John J. Shipley, who was elected an Alderman on the first Municipal Council (1883), and who served as Mayor in 1906 and 1907. His house was "Homesdale", later…

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Nelson Road, North Strathfield

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Almost certainly named in honour of Lord Nelson. Horatio Nelson, lst Viscount (1758-1805), was a very famous British sailor, gaining many naval victories. His last victory was at The Battle…

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Mena Street, North Strathfield

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One of several streets named during WWI to remind the people of the War Effort. Mena was a village in Egypt where troops from Australia and England were able to…

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Lemnos Street, North Strathfield

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Named during WWI "to support the War Effort”. Lemnos is one of the Aegean Islands where a number of Australian soldiers assembled before the landing on Gallipoli 1915.

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Beronga Street, North Strathfield

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Assuming this to be an aboriginal word, either: "Baronga" meaning “big waterhole” or "Berong" meaning “large river”. (Australian Aboriginal Words and Place Names and their Meanings" compiled by Sydney J.…

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Allen Street, North Strathfield

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I have not been able to associate this name with any individual, but am very much inclined to consider that it was intended to honour Alexander Allan, builder of the…

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