We all know this of course but it is interesting to me that the decision wasn't made until 14 years after the naming of the new city of Canberra. In 1927 it was announced that Canberra's street names would be named after Australian explorers, statesman, pioneers and discoverers. Streets already named would be re-named in accordance with the new policy. Another interesting point is that all these Australians honoured with a street sign must already be dead...
Cairns Post - Friday 19 August 1927
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