by David F Radcliffe
Garton Street is a quiet cul-de-sac at the northern boundary of Port Melbourne. Gazetted in March 1860, this short street was settled soon after, as Sandridge expanded rapidly under the population pressures of the gold rush. Today it has an eclectic range of dwellings from different eras. There is also a disused factory. The street was…
by David Thompson
Byrne Street sign, August 2022. Photograph by David Thompson.
Byrne Street is that short street near the Port Melbourne Tennis Club that provides access to Garden City via Poolman Street. It is named for Robert Byrne - Councillor, Victorian Member of Parliament, auctioneer and landowner.
Robert Byrne was born in Waterford, Ireland in 1821. He emigrated to the…
Crockford St is more of a street section than a street in its own right, connecting Bay St to City Rd. It runs for a mere 300 metres between Raglan St and Boundary St.
Marking the place where Bay St and Crockford St divide is the Fountain Inn at 1 Crockford St.
The Fountain Inn
Brothers John Edward and Edward James…