Street Talk – Queen Street, Invermay

November 30, 2018 | InvermayStreet & Suburb HistoryStreet Talk

Named by Mr George Bridgborn in honour of his daughter (later Mrs Evelyn Winifred Waldron) who, when she was about 4 years old, used to talk to a Chinese gardener who worked nearby.

The gardener was very impressed by this friendly and pretty little girl and would say to her “when you grow up I will take you to my country and make you the Queen of all China”.

As a result, the family called her “Queenie” and the name persisted within the family. Accordingly, when the father named this street after her, it became Queen Street.

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