Endeavour Hills

Conceived during the bicentenary of Cook’s discovery of the east coast of Australia, Endeavour Hills narrowly missed being called Piney Ridge or Pine Hills and was named in honour of  James Cook and the crew and scientists aboard HMS Endeavour. Endeavour Hills was proclaimed as a suburb on 28 October 1974. Consequently, many streets in… Read More

Cranbourne Street Signage

Isaac Smith Crescent, Cranbourne Able bodied seaman aboard James Cook’s Endeavour. Melway Map Ref: 133 F4 Surveyed on: 20 Jun 2012 by Rex Joseph Banks Crescent, Cranbourne Naturalist/Botanist aboard James Cook’s Endeavour. Melway Map Ref: 133 F4 Surveyed on: 20 Jun 2012 by Rex James Cook Drive, Cranbourne 1st Lieutenant in command of the Endeavour. Melway Map Ref: 133 G4 Surveyed… Read More

Beaconsfield Street Signage

Janet Bowman Boulevard Janet Bowman was born Janet (Jessie) Watt in Forfarshire, Scotland in 1810. She married David Bowman also from Forfarshire in 1828 and the couple and their two children, Alexander and William arrived in Port Phillip in 1840. The family first settled in Collingwood then moved to Darebin Creek, Lysterfield and finally to Cardinia… Read More

Lynbrook Street Signage

Lynbrook streets memorialise a number of Australian writers. D’arcy Niland Crescent Australian novelist and short story writer, perhaps best known for The Shiralee, the story of an Australian swagman and his four year old daughter. Melway Map Ref: 129 C2 Surveyed on: 22 Sep 2011 by Lynne Ethel Turner Place Australian novelist and children’s writer, perhaps best known… Read More

Narre Warren Street Signage

William Leonard Court, Narre Warren South Melway Map Ref: 130 H4 Surveyed on: 6 March 2011 by Eileen