Leichhardt Street Names

Leichhardt Street

This year Patrick James completed a comprehensive Local Study on the Origins of Street names in Leichhardt. Did you know that Norton Street was named after James Norton a Sydney Solicitor and one of the crossing streets… Marion street was his wife.  Patrick has compiled a report which includes 135 streets in Leichhardt included in the report are old, new, obsolete and recycled street names.

Here are a sample of Street Names

Abattoir Road Road leading to the Glebe Island abattoir.  See Catherine Street.  NB two different roads Abattoir Road, Petersham (Leichhardt) and Abattoir Road, Pyrmont (Sands 1871).  Sydney Morning Herald, Tuesday 19 August 1862, page 5… Mr. Walter Beames stated that in the year 1831, a requisition was sent into the Government for the proper formation of (Abattoir Road), together with an estimate and plan showing the probable expense (£3000). No attention, however, was paid to this memorial, and some short time back another petition, signed by 400 or 500 persons, was sent in, but with like result…
Balmain Road After William Balmain, surgeon and landholder, born 2 February 1762, Perthshire, Scotland, died 17 November 1803, London Road from Petersham to Rozelle; after the suburb name. The Government road to Balmain (1842, 1859)
Edith Street After Edith Lucy Doust, eldest child of Isaac Doust landowner and developer of       Doust’s Subdivision.
Gillards Avenue Now McDonald Street, within McDonald Estate, in part previously called Gillards Avenue (after James Gillard landowner and developer) and Sutton Street.
Piper Street After John Piper, plan dated 1842

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