The names of the Inglis family as well as former jockeys and stable owners will inform the naming of a new park and streets within the Newmarket development in Randwick, Mayor Kathy Neilson announced.
The names which reflect the historical uses and ownership of the site, will now be submitted to the Geographical Names Board for approval.
The proposed 5000sqm public green space, which will incorporate several significant trees as well as the former sales ring, will be named after the Inglis family who leased the Newmarket Stables from 1906.
The Inglis family leased the Newmarket Stables from 1906 and played a vital role in Australian racing history. Inglis and Sons operated for 112 years at this site.
In addition, the following street names have been proposed:
- Yarraman Avenue - This name recognises the former use of the site. Yarraman is a local Aboriginal word meaning horse.
- Dillon Street - John Dillon, famous jockey also known as Johnny Cutts won the first two Melbourne Cup races. He leased and ran the Newmarket Hotel and stables in 1866.
- Chiltern Street - This name reflects the proximity and historic significance of Chiltern House and Stables at 28 Young Street.
- Fennelly Street - Michael Fennelly purchased the Newmarket property and constructed the Newmarket Big Stable building.
- White Lane - James White was a member of the Legislative Assembly and purchased the Newmarket property in partnership with Michael Fennelly in 1878.
Written submissions on the proposed names may be made before 15 April 2019, to:
Randwick City Council
30 Frances Street
RANDWICK NSW 2031
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