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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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Street names for Forde
Tixylix 4:37 pm 25 Jul 08

Pesty: I’m glad you asked. An avenue is by definition a straight street lined with trees. Nullarbor, as we all know, is literally “no trees”.

peterh 4:23 pm 25 Jul 08

it could have been along the lines of:

Rene And Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After the War

now that is a long title…

Holden Caulfield 4:07 pm 25 Jul 08

farq said :

I visited someone in Forde a couple of weeks ago, what a crappy suburb.

The streets are narrow, the houses packed in so tightly you could chat with the neighbours from any room in the house.

It’s enough to give your Claustrophobia.

IMHO.

I know what you’re saying about the newer suburbs. But gone are the days where you can get a decent sized block of land for good money. When we bought a block of land in Nicholls in late 99 people thought we were getting ripped at a shade over $70K for ‘just’ 680m2.

Things have certainly changed in a very short amount of time.

Pesty 4:04 pm 25 Jul 08

Jem said :

It’ll be Whyman Lane – column on the left tells you what the actual name of the street will be…

Well spotted jem!

Jem 4:02 pm 25 Jul 08

It’ll be Whyman Lane – column on the left tells you what the actual name of the street will be…

Pesty 4:02 pm 25 Jul 08

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)

Pesty 4:00 pm 25 Jul 08

Surely they are not going to put up a sign saying “Dorothy Frances (Fran) Whyman née Ring,” It would need two blinkin posts! This can’t possibly be right, the street it’s self must be “Dorothy Frances” Please tell me I’m right!

Holden Caulfield 3:24 pm 25 Jul 08

Aurelius said :

Why do they continue the stupid idea of having double-barrelled names? They sound so ridiculously pompous. At least there’s no Lawrence Wackett in Forde.

No, but does having two suburbrs — Harrison, Forde — next to each other make up for it?

Primal 1:17 pm 25 Jul 08

Whatsup said :

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

Well said.

Absent Diane 12:45 pm 25 Jul 08

i would say it also seems a bit on the ridiculous side!! in which case i say bring it on.. if other states are going to laugh at canberra regardless we might as well give them a reason to.

Imagine trying to say that to a cabbie with a few brews in your gut… now that would be amusement park +++

Thumper 12:37 pm 25 Jul 08

‘Ruth and Professor Heinz Wolfgang Arndt Street’ seems a bit long…

Whatsup 12:11 pm 25 Jul 08

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.

Tixylix 11:38 am 25 Jul 08

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

Aurelius 11:36 am 25 Jul 08

Why do they continue the stupid idea of having double-barrelled names? They sound so ridiculously pompous. At least there’s no Lawrence Wackett in Forde.

farq 11:32 am 25 Jul 08

I visited someone in Forde a couple of weeks ago, what a crappy suburb.

The streets are narrow, the houses packed in so tightly you could chat with the neighbours from any room in the house.

It’s enough to give your Claustrophobia.

IMHO.

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