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Streets named for Ian Nicol and David Warren

By johnboy - 15 June 2012 8

Simon Corbell has let us know of more works from the Place Name Committee:

“Aviation inventor, the late Dr David Warren AO, will be acknowledged with the naming of “David Warren Road” in Hume, while “Ian Nicol Street” in Watson, recognises the work of the late ACT Barrister, Ian Nicol AM,” Mr Corbell said.

Dr Warren served as principal research scientist at the Aeronautical Research Laboratories in Melbourne from 1952 to 1983. He and his team designed and constructed the world’s first flight-data recorder prototype in 1956; this device became known as the “black box”.

Dr Warren was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia in 2002 for his services to the aviation industry. Dr Warren passed away in July 2010.

“The road named in Mr Nicol?s honour is located within the new development in Watson “The Fair” and will align with the overall placename theme in Watson of judges and members of the legal profession.

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Streets named for Ian Nicol and David Warren
Madam Cholet 8:47 am 16 Jun 12

Understand the whole thrust of the street names in Canberra being after well known people, but do we need to have the christian name included as well? Wouldn’t it just be ok to have Nicol Street and Warren Road? Just makes our street names sound lame by using the whole name.

I sometimes look around on Allhomes and see houses I like but then wonder if I could live in a street with very specific names, such as Emily Bulcock.

poetix 11:01 pm 15 Jun 12

Anna Key said :

Solidarity said :

Cool.

So who did they name Gay Pl after?

Dunno, but can’t beat Emily Bulcock Cres and Lucy Gullett Cct in Chisholm

Anna Key, your own RiotACT name would be ideal for Denman Prospect, where they are focussing on street names about activism and reform. Anna Key Avenue?

LSWCHP 11:00 pm 15 Jun 12

So the streets in Watson are named after members of the legal profession, hey? That would explain the intense nausea I feel every time I drive through there.

Anna Key 8:36 pm 15 Jun 12

Solidarity said :

Cool.

So who did they name Gay Pl after?

Dunno, but can’t beat Emily Bulcock Cres and Lucy Gullett Cct in Chisholm

Solidarity 7:34 pm 15 Jun 12

Wait Novar St is from 1928 so that’s OK.

I wish I could go back to 1975 and just spend the day wondering through the streets…

Solidarity 7:32 pm 15 Jun 12

Cool… What does Gazettal date mean? Does that mean Hopetoun Ct is only 30 years old?

johnboy 4:56 pm 15 Jun 12
Solidarity 4:54 pm 15 Jun 12

Cool.

So who did they name Gay Pl after?

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