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Canberra Street Names

By Aurelius 26 February 2008 46

If the streets are meant to have a focus on notable deceased Australians, can someone please explain James Kirk Street in Gungahlin?

What sad loser in PALM trawled the history books to find some obscure justification for naming a street after the Starship Captain?

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minime2 1:05 am 02 Mar 08

I banged my head on the Brain St sign in Monash.
Won’t say what I did in Cockburn St Curtin. Oh, a comment of no front fences … that was the great idea that pushed families, kiddies and playful puppies back inside to the Nintendo, or, to the backyard and lonliness-of-the-no community kind. Of course out here in Gunghnanawaal, you wouldn’t stand in your front yard or on your own driveway ’cause its wider than the street (not road) and you might get run down by a confused fleeing felon, visiting murderer, or happy-smiley garbage truck guy. (They are guys; no girls. Right?)

John Tuttle 8:46 am 01 Mar 08

I’ve always thought Northbourne sounded a bit odd when you’re heading south…explaining directions over the phone for someone visiting from Sydney goes:
Me: “So once you hit the city, the highway becomes Northbourne Avenue – just keep heading south until you’re over the lake…and now you’re on Commonwealth Avenue”
Them: “North? South? What are you on about? Just tell me which highway exit to take?”

hingo 9:59 am 28 Feb 08

Is Chan St named after the family of Jackie Chan?

I had a lighthearted giggle when I drove past Gay Place in Garran.

KingMonty 2:38 pm 27 Feb 08

Mull Place is always a popular sing to steal with the stoners…

ck 1:59 pm 27 Feb 08

Dookie Street, Farrer

Also have seen this sign stolen a lot, probably by green day fans.

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