After Whom Were Melbourne Streets Named?
Sir Richard Bourke, Governor of New South Wales.
Lieutentant Colonel David Collins Governor of Victoria 1851-1854.
The wife of Governor Bourke, although there is a difference of opinion. It was stated in a Melbourne publication that it was a compliment paid by Sir Richard Bourke to one of his daughters; but I am assured, on the authority of Mr. Hoddle, that it was meant for Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of English history. (Source quote: Whitehat.)
(previously Stephen Street)
After Exhibition Buildings and Exhibition of 1880.
Mathew Flinders - Explorer
(not in CBD)
Robert Hoddle - Surveyor General of Victoria 1851-1853 responsible for the Melbourne grid.
Phillip Gidley King - Governor of N.S.W
La Trobe Street
Charles Joseph La Trobe - First Governor of Victoria (1851-1854). Interestingly, the suburb of Jolimont got its name from a remark by La Trobe's wife on first seeing Jolimont Hill.. 'joli mon' meaning beautiful little hill. This is where they erected the first Government House, as well as the first 'pre-fab' house in Australia.
Captain William Lonsdale - 4th Regiment Infantry
Queen Adelaide - Wife of William 4th.
Lord John Russell - British Prime Minister.
Stephen Street (now
W.J. Stephens - Under Secretary of the Colonial Office.
Lord John Spencer - British Prime Minister 1834-1837
Thomas Spring Rice Chancellor of the Exchequer
Swanston Street Walk
Captain Charles Swanston, a Tasmanian banker and prominent member of the Port Phillip Association.
King William 4th.
(according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Kilda,_Victoria)
Before being officially named St Kilda in 1841 by Charles La Trobe, who was superintendent of the Port Phillip District of New South Wales, the area was known by several names, including 'Green Knoll' and 'The Village of Fareham'. It was named after the schooner the Lady of St Kilda, which was owned between 1834 and 1840 by Sir Thomas Acland. In 1840 Thomas Acland sold the vessel to Jonathan Cundy, Pope of Plymouth, who sailed for Port Phillip in Melbourne in February 1841. While there the vessel was moored at the main beach for most of that year, which was soon known as "the St. Kilda foreshore."
There was never a 'Saint' Kilda. The schooner "Lady of St. Kilda" was named in honour of Lady Grange, who was imprisoned on the island of Hirta, the largest island in the St Kilda archipelago, on the western edge of Scotland, by her husband in 1734–40. According to the United Nations World Conservation Monitoring Centre the name 'St Kilda' derives from Skildar, the Viking name for shields, reflecting the outline of the islands which resembled shields when viewed from the sea. Skildar was transcribed in error by Lucas Waghenaer, in his 1592 charts without the trailing r, and with a period after the S, creating S.Kilda. This was in turn assumed to stand for a saint by other map makers, creating the form that has been used for several centuries, St Kilda.
I have just come home
from a computer class where we
have been learning about emails, &
all the extra clues in that area. Last
week we were shown how to send pictures along with the email. Perhaps the answer for me might be a new laptop.
That is the problem.! At the moment I'd rather blame my laptop.
I think I have it when I leave Heather, but my computer does not work the same way.
Heather is so patient & diplomatic when it comes to me. She has an answer to all the problems I create.
My "Apple" laptop is unique, it is a cast off from my son. It came with a smashed screen ,[he dropped a mug down onto it],so it is connected to a larger screen that works fine. It came with a full supply of his photos, music,& all his personal data. Trouble is there are no pictures or photos of mine[haven’t had those lessons yet]. Those emails with pictures will have to wait.
As Heather says it is just practice, practice, but there are not enough hours in the day.
Perhaps the answer for me might be a new laptop.
That is the problem.!
At the moment I'd rather blame my laptop.
I have included the first page of some information about Facebook for those who have heard of it but are, as yet, to enter a profile on it.
This information comes from the website: http://www.yourlifechoices.com.au/news/beginners-guide-to-facebook