Wylie Street

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Subject: Wylie Street
From: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Date: Sun, 13 Aug 2017 02:11:02 +0000


For the information of overseas subscribers to this chatline, I might mention that many of the streets of inner south Canberra are named for explorers.  The short ‘Wylie Street’ takes its name from Wylie, an aboriginal expeditioner who accompanied Eyre on his journey across the Nullarbor Plain. It is surely an oversight that Wylie Street (Narrabundah) is separated by some distance from Eyre Street (Kingston) and that the shortest route from one to the other is along thoroughfares named for Brockman, Carnegie (said to be Australia’s most underrated explorer, who, having survived the Great Sandy Desert, died from a poisoned arrow in Nigeria at the age of29), Cook, Strzelecki, Stuart and Evans.   

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