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Street names for Forde

By johnboy 25 July 2008 42

Earlier this month the new street names for the upcoming suburb of Forde were determined

Fret not that again I have been overlooked, because you need to be dead to qualify. The winners are:

  • Ruth and Professor Heinz Wolfgang Arndt,
  • Doris Anita Turner,
  • John Stanislaus Grannall,
  • Barbara Mary Ilene Huddy,
  • Leslie John Dwyer,
  • Loma Butterworth Rudduck née Amos,
  • Bernard Marcus,
  • John Joseph Anthony Kelly,
  • Dame Phyllis Frost,
  • Frederick (Fred) Douglas Quinane,
  • Eric James Wright,
  • Dorothy Frances (Fran) Whyman née Ring,
  • Antonio (Tony) Zorzi.

Bios in the determinations for those with an interest.

What’s Your opinion?


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davo101 3:35 pm 21 Jan 13

Roundhead89 said :

johnboy said :

Just remember I have to be dead to get a street.

There is a precedent for a street being named after a person still alive. After Robert de Castella won the marathon at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games the authorities (pre-self government) officially renamed the dirt track in the old Stromlo Forest Deek’s Drive as Deek used to train there. Someone had put up a hand-made sign earlier proclaiming it Deek’s Drive, the ABC and CT did a story and then a short time later it was announced that the name had been legally gazetted.

As far as I know Messrs Bertrand, Bond, and Treharne are all still with us (although the residents of Alan Bond Pl did try to get their street name changed).

Primal 2:06 pm 21 Jan 13

astrojax said :

when did we start to get street signs with the first name as well? tuggeranong seems full of these…

ACTPLA seems to think we are all numbskulls who would get lost if there were two suburbs with a common street name.

astrojax 1:15 pm 21 Jan 13

lucky we don’t design naming after currently living dutch footballers, or we’d have ‘vennegoor of hesselink’ boulevarde – that’d fit nicely in about 8pt font on a street sign…

when did we start to get street signs with the first name as well? tuggeranong seems full of these…

EvanJames 10:51 am 21 Jan 13

Street names are getting bloody long. It’ll be a status symbol soon to live in a street with one plain name, not a triple-barrelled thing that everyone mis-spells.

Ben_Dover 10:50 am 21 Jan 13

johnboy said :

Just remember I have to be dead to get a street.

It can be arranged. 😉

Roundhead89 10:46 am 21 Jan 13

johnboy said :

Just remember I have to be dead to get a street.

There is a precedent for a street being named after a person still alive. After Robert de Castella won the marathon at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games the authorities (pre-self government) officially renamed the dirt track in the old Stromlo Forest Deek’s Drive as Deek used to train there. Someone had put up a hand-made sign earlier proclaiming it Deek’s Drive, the ABC and CT did a story and then a short time later it was announced that the name had been legally gazetted.

Jivrashia 10:38 am 21 Jan 13

Ah, I think I have found the appropriate thread to have my whinge…

The name of the street I live in sux.
Why? Because it has three different ways to pronounce it depending on which part of England you are from.

FML. (and yes I’ll admit I’m slightly autistic)

Good thing none of the new streets of Forde have any problematic names.

Chop71 10:25 am 21 Jan 13

Granny said :

Johnboy St does have a certain ring to it.

: )

Just imagine getting caught loitering on that corner?

AsparagusSyndrome 12:07 am 21 Jan 13

poetix said :

Surely there should be a Ole Kirk Christiansen Court, given the building style of the area?

Don’t know about Ole Kirk etc, but for Trekkies fans, there is a James Kirk Street in Gungahlin.

I also enjoy a couple of streets in Bonner: Karloan Street and Secretary Street. I hope they also end up with Travel-Booking Avenue, Datestamp Crescent and Registration Place before it’s all done.

And to follow on from Muttsybignuts re Note Pad Place in Dunlop, that makes mailing instructions simple: Post-It to Note Pad Place.

Girt_Hindrance 11:21 pm 20 Jan 13

“I would have preferred “Flight data recorder” over “notepad” tho.

Eeeep.
I should have stated “FDR/CVR configuration”.
And yes, that would have been a silly street name.

Girt_Hindrance 11:03 pm 20 Jan 13

Jono said :

Muttsybignuts said :

I still maintain the laziest name ever is Note Pad Place in Dunlop. I imagine some servant said to another servant, “Aarrgghhh, what are we going to call this one?” to which the reply was, ” Just name it after the first thing you see on your desk”.

You obviously don’t live in Dunlop.

As the locals can tell you, the theme for the suburb’s street names are Australian “Inventors, Inventions and Artists.”

The write up on the ACTPLA f

Pesty said :

Tixylix said :

I just want to know if the genius who named Nullarbor Avenue in Gungahlin was intentionally taking the piss or is just plain dumb.

What is wrong with it? Are not all the streets named after places in Australia? (sorry to double post)

or Notepad Place is, “In 1902 a Tasmanian stationery company, Birchall’s of Launceston, started selling the world’s first notepads called Silvercity Writing Tablets. For 500 years, paper had been supplied in loose sheets. Proprietor J A Birchall decided that it would be a good idea to cut the sheets into half, back them with cardboard and glue them together at the top. His British paper suppliers Wiggins Teape were at first reluctant to supply paper bound in this manner, but were eventually persuaded by the persistent Taswegian.”

That’s cool.
I would have preferred “Flight data recorder” over “notepad” tho.

Pesty said :

Tixylix said :

I just want to know if the genius who named Nullarbor Avenue in Gungahlin was intentionally taking the piss or is just plain dumb.

What is wrong with it? Are not all the streets named after places in Australia? (sorry to double post)

Suburban street themes mostly differ although I’ve always loved that we have Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide avenues etc projecting out from Parliament House in their mostly respective directions, and then Canberra Avenue pointing straight to the porn.

Also worth mentioning is that if you continue North bound on Northbourne, you’re leaving town. Do many other cities subtly direct people to leave?

LSWCHP 10:12 pm 20 Jan 13

AussieRodney said :

Doris Turner was my wife. I wrote the citation.

BTW, the correct link is http://www.legislation.act.gov.au/di/2008-182/20080711-37227/pdf/2008-182.pdf

Good on her. I’m glad that she’s been honoured, and I’m sorry that she left you so soon. St Johns is a noble cause.

justin heywood 9:19 pm 20 Jan 13

Assuming these names are serious;

You have got to be kidding me So we are now including the full name, maiden name and ‘known as’. Do these idiots realise than people actually have to live with these names, give them to people over the phone, write them out in full hundreds of times, not to mention actually speak these ridiculous sounding names as their address.

Living in a street named for a totally forgotten nonentity with a ridiculous name myself, I often have cause to curse the wankers who think these names are reasonable as an address.

Canberra : 900 sq. miles surrounded by reality

Jono 8:18 pm 20 Jan 13

Muttsybignuts said :

I still maintain the laziest name ever is Note Pad Place in Dunlop. I imagine some servant said to another servant, “Aarrgghhh, what are we going to call this one?” to which the reply was, ” Just name it after the first thing you see on your desk”.

You obviously don’t live in Dunlop. As the locals can tell you, the theme for the suburb’s street names are Australian “Inventors, Inventions and Artists.”

The write up on the ACTPLA for Notepad Place is, “In 1902 a Tasmanian stationery company, Birchall’s of Launceston, started selling the world’s first notepads called Silvercity Writing Tablets. For 500 years, paper had been supplied in loose sheets. Proprietor J A Birchall decided that it would be a good idea to cut the sheets into half, back them with cardboard and glue them together at the top. His British paper suppliers Wiggins Teape were at first reluctant to supply paper bound in this manner, but were eventually persuaded by the persistent Taswegian.”

poetix 5:27 pm 20 Jan 13

Surely there should be a Ole Kirk Christiansen Court, given the building style of the area?

Muttsybignuts 5:12 pm 20 Jan 13

I still maintain the laziest name ever is Note Pad Place in Dunlop. I imagine some servant said to another servant, “Aarrgghhh, what are we going to call this one?” to which the reply was, ” Just name it after the first thing you see on your desk”.

Deref 3:52 pm 20 Jan 13

Tixylix said :

I just want to know if the genius who named Nullarbor Avenue in Gungahlin was intentionally taking the piss or is just plain dumb.

Revelling in the iron, I’d reckon.

Pork Hunt 3:37 pm 20 Jan 13

Ben_Dover said :

I vote for;

“You kow, that tall chap, used to wear a Fedora in all weathers, can’t remember his bloomin’ name for the life of me now, it’ll come to me soon don’t worry” Avenue

With trees or sans?

Ben_Dover 2:53 pm 20 Jan 13

I vote for;

“You kow, that tall chap, used to wear a Fedora in all weathers, can’t remember his bloomin’ name for the life of me now, it’ll come to me soon don’t worry” Avenue

schmeah 1:57 pm 20 Jan 13

Whatsup said :

Aurelius said :

Why do they continue the stupid idea of having double-barrelled names?

Street names should be kept simple. The designers should just use the surname of these people.

Given planners tends to have difficulty even designing a new suburb that people actually want to live in nowadays (as opposed to one they can, however reluctantly, afford) .. should we be surprised they can’t even come up with some simple and attractive names?

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