Street Talk – Waugh Street, Invermay

March 15, 2019 | InvermayStreet & Suburb HistoryStreet Talk

Named after Andrew Alexander Waugh, who together with this two sons Gordon and Andrew, constructed the street in 1920-21.

The foundations for the street were obtained from the slag heap of the Mount Bischoff mine smelters at the corner of the Esplanade and Tamar Street. Waugh and his sons then built every house in the street.

A A Waugh was the son of Samuel Waugh, who lived at 19 Invermay Road. At the time of his son’s birth, Samuel Waugh was living on the ‘Panshanger’ property, probably building cottages on the estate, and he may have worked on the north wing extension to the ‘Panshanger’ homestead. Samuel Waugh was also engaged on work on the building of ‘Mona Vale’ for Mr Kermode, and it is said that it took two years, nine months to complete. Later in partnership as Waugh & Lockie, his firm secured the contract for building the rolling stock for the Western railway line extension.

Andrew A Waugh’s mother was formerly Elizabeth Riseley.

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