Yvonne Davidson and Kathleen Hamey
An index to the origins of the street names of Balmain, Birchgrove and Rozelle.
What’s in a name. When it comes to streets, there is a wide variety of options. Back in the early days of Balmain, names became attached to tracks to identify them and some of those names remain.
As time passed, purchasers may give the name of the family or of members of the family to the street.
Others are identified with place names in England, Scotland or Ireland. Still others were named for government officials, battles, sportsmen, members of the Royal Family or well known citizens.
Find out the origins of your street name and of all the streets in Balmain, Birchgrove and Rozelle.