After living in the inner north for a few years now I’m still no closer to solving this little riddle – how should one pronounce McCaughey Street?
Is is McCorgi? Or perhaps it might be McCoffee. Or, a new theory put forward to me over the weekend, is it McCackey?
The street in question starts at Barry Drive before terminating at the roundabout on David Street. Thanks to the ACTPLA Place name search I can also tell you the street was named after Samuel McCaughey who was a “Pioneer pastoralist and philanthropist of New South Wales; early advocate of irrigation for pastoral as well as agricultural uses; MLC, New South Wales, 1899-1919; made generous bequests to the Universities of Sydney and Queensland.”
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Hopefully someone can give me a definitive answer on the pronunciation.