Memories & photographs fade.
Streets! They just disappear...
The name game...
Now you see it...
Now you don't...
Current view down Atkins Street (Fyans Street) from Hyland Street
Enjoying a stroll
Take me there
Department of Crown Lands and Survey
City of Greater Geelong map (showing map with Fyans Street overlay)
CoGG Google map
on Google Earth map
shows where Fyans St. fits today
Let's take a walk
back in time
to the 1860's...
to stylish Fyansford...
FYAN'S FORD AND SWAN HOTEL, near Geelong (Wood engraving) George Strafford (artist), Samuel Calvert (engraver)
Published in Melbourne by George Slater, October, 1860,
In the News Letter of Australasia
Also published in The Illustrated Melbourne Post, 19 July, 1862, but with title "Fyan's Ford, Geelong"
To parade: To stroll elegantly in a conspicuously delightful setting
with the aim of showing one's attire in order to be admired...
Sometimes on a balmy afternoon as I walk my dog, Magic,
my mind wanders back 150 years and I picture myself
with my wife, Mary,
strolling along The Parade.
Where exactly was The Parade?
Where is it?
Fyansford, Parishes of Gherineghap & Moorpanyal
Section of Fyansford, Parishes of Gherineghap & Moorpanyal
Charles D. Pratt (AirSpy Collection)
Contemporary online street directory
MyMapStreetView shows The Parade going a lot further up the river...
With reference to
Google Earth sectional view showing area surrounding The Parade, Fyansford
Google Earth image with overlay showing detail from street directory
Google Earth image showing more detailed overlay of street directory map
Google Earth image with more detail from street directory
Google Earth image with overlay from street directory showing 1860 S. Calvert viewpoint
Overlay showing Gen Fyansford streets labelled
With reference to
Google Earth overlays
I appreciate the viewing area...
2020 I find it very sad when compared with the previous 2017 photo
Click image to enlarge and navigate.
Occasional contemplative pauses are warranted...
Can anyone throw any light on
either of these two previously-precious houses in The Parade?
It's there ~ in all but name...
Where was Luke Street?
Look inside the power sub-station
and Luke is still with us...
Looking down Littlewood Drive, aka Luke Street (December , 2017)
But, who was Luke?
According to Gen Fyansford
"Luke was a carpenter who worked at the factory".
But, in my opinion, he must have done more than that.
He must have distinguished himself in some way -
to deserve having a street in the new estate named after him.
But, I can find out no more than that...
Can you help keep Luke’s memory alive?
There must be someone out there who knew “Luke”?
Did you have a grandfather, a father or a brother called Luke
and did he work at the cementies?
If so, please let me know...
What's in a name?
So, Hyland Street was originally High Street?
When the change and why the change?
That was the underlying question asked back in 2014 (obviously without success) by Susie Zada in a post on rootswebancestry.com
“According to Bill Morrow and Ian Wynd:
'This road in Fyansford was formerly known as High Street. In about 1956 it was changed to Hyland Street presumably to remember the long term leader of the Victorian Country Party, Sir Herbert Hyland. According to the biog of Sir Herbert John Thornhill HYLAND he was MLA for Gippsland South Nov 1929 - Mar 1970. There is nothing to show he spent time in Geelong although of course there is a Thornhill Street in Highton - not
sure if there is any connection. Apart from finding the Local Government minutes for c1956 when this street was apparently renamed from High Street to Hyland Street, does anyone else have any other references / suggestions?”
Is there anyone, anyone at all, who can throw light on the origin of "Hyland"
as in Hyland Street?