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What's in a name?

What's in a name?

To many, a street name is little more than a way to identify your home, making it easier for Australia Post and Uber Eats to get your deliveries to you on time. What you may also know, or come to realise, is they play a big part in your own history. Whether it’s the first street you remember your home on; where your friends lived, or the address of your first kiss.

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However, to many the choosing of a street name may seem random and on occasion baffling. Yet when The Tillage was conceived, we wanted to make sure the street names we chose had a heritage and history that matched the type of community we are trying to build within the already heritage rich town of Goulburn.

So, here are the names with the heritage and history that surrounds them.

Voyager Avenue

The Voyager

Ordered by the Australian Government in 1946, The Voyager (II) was officially launched on May 1st 1952 by Dame Patti Menzies. Five years later the vessel was commissioned and spent the next seven years touring the Pacific, South-East Asia and intermittent trips abroad. The ships was able to carry 320 crew in total, including 20 officers. However, on February 10, 1964, during night flyer exercises off the coast of New South Wales, The Voyager and HMAS Melbourne had a collision that resulted in 82 lives being lost, ending her commission.

Quadrant Place

Quadrant Place

Quadrant Place is named after the Q Class Destroyer, HMAS Quadrant. Launched in 1942 and decommissioned in 1957, Quadrant took part in the North African landings, aircraft carrier strikes against Sourabaya and bombardment of the Nicobar Islands. In 1945 she became a unit of the British Pacific Fleet, taking part in operations against Formosa, the invasion of Okinawa and operations against the Japanese home islands. In the early post war months, she acted as a troop carrier from New Guinea to Australia.

 

Quiberon Way

The Quiberon

One of eight Q Class destroyers built for the Royal Navy, HMAS Quiberon was commissioned in 1942 and practically deployed immediately to Scottish waters and then sent to the North Atlantic for convoy escort duties. Over the course of World War II Quiberon alternated between escort and rescue duties, and in 1950 its conversion from destroyer to a frigate (fast-moving anti-submarine vessel) began at Cockatoo Island. The rest of the conversion was completed in 1957 at Garden Island. In February 1972, the Quiberon was sold to the Japanese firm Fujita Salvage Company Limited of Osaka, for $68,260.

Vendetta Street

HMAS Vendetta

Named for the HMAS Vendetta, this is one of the ‘Daring’ Class destroyers that was originally called a light cruiser, designed specifically for Australian conditions. Designed and built as a versatile ‘Gun Ship’, Vendetta had three separate weapons systems to control the main and secondary armament. The ship stayed in service for 19 years, when it was sold off and to be broken down in Taiwan.

Success Street

HMAS Success

Based on the French ‘Durance’ Class ship, HMAS Success was built by the Cockatoo Dockyard PTY LTD in Sydney, NSW. Commissioned in 1986, and still serving, Success holds a couple of records of being the largest ship ever constructed entirely in Australia, and the largest ever built in the port of Sydney. Contemporary maritime regulations require that active combat vessels be fuelled and restocked with food and supplies whilst underway at sea, which is the exact role Success was created for.

Duchess Place

HMAS Duchess

One of the eight ‘Daring’ class destroyers built, HMAS Duchess was on loan to the Royal Australian Navy after the loss of Voyager, which collided with Melbourne during exercises. Of the eight Daring class ships constructed, five (which Duchess was one) were made with lightweight materials such as alloys, neoprene sheathing and aluminium cable carriers, as opposed to more traditional materials like lead and steel. For the last 5 years of her commission (1972-75) Duchess spent her time as a training vessel for the Australian Navy.

As you can see from the ‘brief’ stories above, the names for the streets with The Tillage are deep routed within the heritage and history of The Royal Australian Navy. The Tillage is about creating an authentic heritage all its own, and we want you to help write its history. With lots available over 700m2, you will be able to slice out your own piece of tranquillity.

For further information, please feel free to call us on 1300 00TILL, or you can fill out our Online Enquiry Form and we will contact back as soon as possible.

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