15 Aug
15Aug

Why does your street have the name it has? Are you curious about the history behind your street name?

The street names for this week are the letters P & R

PAIN WY WITHERS Harold Kennedy Pain was an engine driver at Bunbury Rail Depot. (GNC).   

PARADE RD WITHERS Runs adjacent to a former parade ground at the 1860's location of the Convict Campest APP 180881 1436/69P65   

PLOWERS PL WITHERS George Plowes, who arrived on the Parkfield in 1841, acted as a land agent. (COB). The name of the street is misspelt. (Information supplied by Cecily Brown, Bunbury Historical Society). FIRST APP 1436/69P16 270571 

POINCIANA PL WITHERS: One of a group of streets named on botanical themes. The poinciana (Delonix regia) is a beautiful flowering tree of the pea family. It is a native of Madagascar. Information supplied by Cecily Brown, Bunbury Historical Society). FIRST APP 1436/69 270571

POWELL CT WITHERS: FIRST APP 1436/69 170671


RAND CT WITHERS: John Rand, a plumber and glazier, arrived at Australind on the Parkfield in 1841. (COB). His name is spelt Rank in some early records (Origins supplied by Cecily Brown of Bunbury Historical Society) FIRST APP 1436/69 130569   

REGAN CT WITHERS: ?    RENDELL ELB WITHERS: ENGINE DRIVER-BUNBURY RAIL DEPOT SEE P78   

REYNOLDS WY WITHERS: Thomas Reynolds arrived on the Parkfield in 1841. He was described as an oven builder and carpenter, but he worked as an agricultural labourer. (GNC). FIRST APP 1436/69 130569 

ROSCOMMON PL WITHERS: Roscommon is a Country and town in the Province of Connaught in Ireland. Origin supplied by Cecily Brown, Bunbury Historical Society).

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