CHANGED HOBART STREET NAMES

These have been gathered from a number of different
sources which are listed at the end of this table.
Accuracy cannot be guaranteed as not all sources are primary sources.

OLD NAME SUBURB CURRENT NAME YEAR OF
CHANGE
NOTES SOURCE
Adelaide Street WH Hamilton Street 1897 Avoid duplication with Adelaide Street, South Hobart 4(p146); 9
Albert Terrace SH Freeman Street 1939   2
Alfred Street   Bedford Street, N-S section after 1900   1
Ann Street SH Drummond Street 1939 Sounded too similar to Antill Street 2; 6
Arnold Street NT Hickman Street 1939 Avoid duplication with Arnold Street, Glenorchy 2; 5
Arthur Circus H Runnymede Street 1939 Avoid confusion with Arthur Street, North Hobart 2; 7
Arthur Street NT Carlton Street 1921 Avoid duplication with Arthur Street, North Hobart 1; 5
Auburn Avenue NT Burnside Avenue 1926   3; 5
Audley Place NH Audley Street (NW-SE part) after 1890   1
Augustus Terrace WH Mortyn Street by 1930's Later Forbes Avenue 4(p135)
Augustus Terrace WH Faraday Street 1939 Avoid confusion with Augusta Road, New Town 2; 4(p134); 9
Barrington Street NT Marsh Street 1939 Sounded too similar to Harrington Street, Hobart 2; 5
Bath Street WH Carter Street ? Later Gourlay Street 4(p145)
Birch Avenue SH McKenzie Street 1939   2; 6
Burnett Place NH Condell Place 1939   2
California Street NT Bay Road after 1890   1
Cameron Crescent NH Salier Crescent 1939   2
Carr Street (portion in line with Ryde Street) NH Ryde Street 1926   3
Carter Crescent WH Gourlay Street 1939   2; 4(p145); 9
Catherine Street NT No longer exists. after 1890 Absorbed into Brooker Avenue 1
Cedric Street NH Wignall Street 1939 Considered too similar toFrederick Street, West Hobart 2; 8
Central Street H Watchorn Street 1939   2
Chapel Street H Berea Street 1939   2; 4(p117)
Clara Street NH Ryde Street 1894 Renamed by the New Town Town Board 1; 8
Clark Parade NT Queen's Walk 1939   2
Clyde Street H Criterion Street 1939   2
Coleman Street SH Crisp Street 1939   2
Colville Street NH Gormanston Street 1897 Avoid duplication with Colville Street, Battery Point 8
Congress Street SH Kooyong Glen 1949 Distinguish between sections either side Huon Road 6
Corby Lane WH Barton Avenue 1939 Avoid confusion with Corby Avenue 4(p113); 9
Craigside Road (in the 1890s) WH Craigside Avenue ?   4(p131)
Cross Street BP McGregor Street 1921 Avoid confusion with Cross Street, New Town 7
Crown Street SB Randall Street 1939   2
Derwent Street H Trumpeter Street 1939   2
Domain Road H Aberdeen Street 1939   2
Douglas Avenue SB Braddon Avenue 1939   2
Dunk Street SH Downie Street 1939 Sounded too similar to Dunn Place, Hobart 2; 6
Elphinstone Street SH Weld Street 1882 Avoid duplication with Elphinstone Road, North Hobart 6
Emma Street NH Newport Street 1894 Renamed by the New Town Town Board 1; 8
Forest Crescent WH Whelan Crescent 1939 Avoid confusion with Forest Road 2; 4(p194); 9
Fort Nelson Road SB Folder Street 1939   2
Garden Crescent H Fitzroy Crescent 1939 Avoid confusion with Garden Road, Moonah 2
George Street WH Rennie Street 1939 Avoid duplication with George Street, North Hobart 2; 9
George Street BP Gladstone Street 1882 Avoid duplication with George Street, North Hobart 7
George Street NH Boa Vista Road 1905 Avoid duplication with George Street, North Hobart 1; 8
George Street (off Park Street near Domain) NT No longer exists. after 1890 Absorbed into Brooker Avenue 1
Gilbert Avenue LV Doyle Avenue 1940 A tribute to the late Mr Leo Doyle 10
Gormanston Street NH Federal Street 1899 Avoid duplication with Gormanston Street, West Hobart 8
Grant Street BP Knopwood Street 1939 Recognise Robert Knopwood's association with this area 7
Hamilton Crescent WH Dalrymple Street 1939   2
Harold Street SH Degraves Street 1939 Avoid confusion with Harold Street, Glenorchy 2; 6
Harrington Street (part of) BP Kirksway Place 1954 Avoid confusion with Harrington Street Deviation 7
Hawthorn Avenue NT Oldham Avenue 1939   2; 5
Hay Street NT Clarendon Street 1943 Sounded too similar to Haig Street, Lenah Valley 5
Hickman Street LV Pickard Street 1940 Another Hickman Street in New Town 10
High Street SB Sandy Bay Road 1939   2
High Street NH Tasma Street 1921 Avoid duplication with High Street, Sandy Bay 1; 8
Hone Street SH Milles Street 1939 Sounded too similar to Hope Street, New Town 2; 6
Hope Street WH Roberts Street 1921 Avoid duplication with Hope Street, New Town 4(p182); 9
Hugh Street SH Syme Street 1939   2; 6
Ian Street SH Luke Street 1927   6
James Street, E. to W. Section H Knopwood Street 1939   2
John Street SH Ian Street 1921 Avoid duplication with John Street, North Hobart 6
Kent Avenue WH Cato Avenue 1939   2; 4(p125); 9
King Street NH Pitt Street 1921 Avoid duplication with King Street, Sandy Bay 1; 8
Laurence Street NT Meredith Street 1939 Sounded too similar to Florence Street, Moonah 2; 5
Lloyd Street NT Roope Street (between Swanston and Pirie Streets) after 1890   1
Lord Strreet SH Wynyard Street 1921 Avoid duplication with Lord Street, Sandy Bay 6
Lord's Road NH Carr Street 1921 Avoid duplication with Lord Street, Sandy Bay 1; 5; 8
Lower Queen Street NH Lefroy Street 1881 A petition from the street's residents 8
Luke Street SH Hennebry Street 1939 Sounded too similar to Duke Street, Sandy Bay 2; 6
Macquarie Lane SH Apsley Street 1906 Avoid confusion with Macquarie Street 6
Macquarie Lane SH Macfarlane Street 1939 Avoid confusion with Macquarie Street 2; 6
Main road NT New Town Road (Augusta Road to Creek Road) 1939   2
Main Road SB Sandy Bay Road (Wellington Rivulet to City Boundary) 1939   2
Main Road (Risdon Road to Newtown Rivulet) NT New Town Road after 1890   1
Marshall's Lane NT Sunnyside Road after 1890   1
Melbourne Street H Victoria Street 1939   2; 4(p147)
Mellifont Street (portion off Elphinstone Road) MS Strathern Street 1926   3
Milton Street H McKellar Street 1939   2; 6
Montagu Avenue NT Montagu Street 1939   2
Moore Street NH Lewis Street 1939   2; 8
Mortyn Avenue WH Forbes Avenue 1939 Avoid confusion with Mortimer Avenue, Mount Stuart 2; 9
Mt. Nelson Road SB Nelson Road 1939   2
Murrell Street NT Rattle Street 1939 Sounded too similar to Murray Street, Hobart 2; 5
Nelson Avenue SB Nile Avenue 1939   2
New Street SH Cameron Street c1900 There were other New Streets in Hobart 6
New Street WH Cane Street 1939 It wasn't new any more 2; 9
New Wharf BP Princes Wharf 1902 It wasn't new any more 7
Newton Place NT Honora Avenue after 1890   1
Norfolk Lane H Suffolk Lane 1939   2
Pier Street SB Marsden Street 1939   2
Pillinger Street NT Douglas Street 1921 Avoid duplication with Pillinger Street, Dynnyrne 5
Princes Street WH Cavell Street 1921 Avoid duplication with Princes Street, Sandy Bay 9
Princes Wharf BP Salamanca Place 1939 Avoid confusion with Princes Street, Sandy Bay 7
Princess Street (on George Frankland's map in the 1830s) WH Princes Street ? Later Cavell Street 4(p126,7)
Providence Valley WH Queen Street ? Later Newdegate Street 4(p174)
Providence Valley WH Newdegate Street (between Andrew and Mellifont Streets) after 1890   1
Quarry Street WH Browne Street (between Arthur and Pine Streets) after 1890   1; 4(p122)
Queen Street NH/WH Newdegate Street (between Elizabeth and Andrew Streets) 1925 Avoid duplication with Queen Street, Sandy Bay 1; 4(p174); 8; 9
Reform Street SH Lynton Avenue 1929 At request of residents 6
Ross Street NT Valentine Street 1939 Sounded too similar to Cross Street, New Town 1; 2
Ryder Street NT D'Emden Street 1939 Avoid confusion with Ryde Street, North Hobart 2; 4(p132); 9
Scott Street LV Giblin Street 1921 Avoid duplication with Scott Street, Glebe 1
Scott Street NH Moore Street 1899 Avoid duplication with another Scott Street in New Town 8
Scott Street NH Lewis Street after 1890   1
Short Street NT No longer exists. after 1890 Was next to New Town Primary School 1
St Georges Street BP Logan Street 1921 Avoid confusion with St Georges Terrace 7
Stephen Street or Augusta Road LV Augusta Road after 1890   1
Toarra Road NT Maria Street 1939   2
Trafalgar Street NT Midwood Street 1939 Avoid duplication with Trafalgar Place, Hobart 2; 5
Trinity Lane NT No longer exists. after 1890 Was between Campbell Street and Park Street/Brooker Avenue beside old Trinity Cemetery 1
Upper D'Arcy Street SH Wellesley Street 1904 Avoid confusion with Darcy Street 6
Veterans Row NH Murray Street (between Burnett and Warwick Streets) after 1890   1
Ware Street NH Feltham Street 1939   2; 8
Watch-House Lane H Chapel Street early 1900s Later Berea Street 4(p117)
Wellington Buildings WH Pine Street 1899 A petition from the street's residents 4(p117); 9
Wellington Crescent BP Waterloo Crescent 1921 Avoid confusion with Wellington Street, North Hobart 7
Williamson Street NH Burnett Street (between Argyle and Campbell Streets) 1921 Avoid confusion with William Street, West Hobart 1; 8
Windsor Street SB Nixon Street 1939   2

In the “SUBURB” column, the following abbreviations are used.
BP = Battery Point;  H = Hobart;  LV = Lenah Valley;  MS = Mount Stuart;  NH = North Hobart;  NT = New Town;  SB = Sandy Bay;  SH = South Hobart;  WH = West Hobart
Note that some streets may now be in a different suburb due to boundary changes since the name change.

In the “NOTES” column, most of the reasons given were researched by Donald Howatson.

The “SOURCES” column indicates –

1.  Raynor, Tony. (1999) New Town Historical Walk – Guided Tour by historian Tony Raynor. (Photocopied notes.)
These notes, issued to participants on the walk, contain part of a map dated 1890.  Changes have been worked out by comparing this map with the current Tasmanian Street Atlas.

2. The Mercury newspaper, Hobart.  Saturday 30 September, 1939, p12, retrieved from TROVE.
A notice which read (in part), "NOTICE IS GIVEN that by a resolution passed by the City Council, on 18th. September, 1939, the following alterations have been made in the names of certain streets of the City of Hobart".
(Thank you to Ray Hayes for providing a copy of this notice.)

3. The Mercury newspaper, Hobart. Thursday 1 July 1926, p1, retrieved from TROVE.
A notice which read (in part), "NOTICE IS GIVEN that, by a Resolution of the Hobart City Council, passed on 28th day of June, 1926, the following Alterations have been made in the names of certain streets of the City of Hobart".

4. Goodrick, Joan. (1993) The West Hobart Story. Sandy Bay, Tasmania: Shearwater Press.
Although this book has an extensive bibliography, unfortunately sources are not quoted in the text.

5. Howatson, Donald (2011) The Story of New Town – Street by Street 

6. Howatson, Donald (2012) The Story of South Hobart – Street by Street

7. Howatson, Donald (2012) The Story of Battery Point – Street by Street 

8. Howatson, Donald (2013) The Story of North Hobart – Street by Street

9. Howatson, Donald (2014) The Story of West Hobart – Street by Street
(Thank you to Donald Howatson for providing his lists from the above publications. More information about how, when and why many of these changes were made can be found in these books.)

10. The Mercury newspaper, Hobart. Tuesday 26 November 1940, retrieved from TROVE.
Article headed 'HOBART STREET NAMES - Changes Approved'