Canning Street

The street was named after George Canning, who was born in London of Irish descent.

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The early Australian press keenly followed political events in Britain at the time and regularly reported the debates of the House of Commons. Canning became a name well-known and highly esteemed by many Australians.

Sir Roger Therry’ Supreme Court judge in Victoria (1845-1846), had edited Canning’s speeches while in England and made him the subject of many public lectures in Australia, especially to Mechanics’ Institutes.

So North Melbourne bracketed its Canning Street with its Brougham Street.(1)

Source. Northern Advertiser 13/1/1972. Blanchard collection, “What’s in a Name” at North Melbourne Library.

29 Canning Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Style Victorian, Mid: 1860-1875



31 Canning Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051



33 Canning Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051
Also known as Address Bangalore.
Constructed 1892



35 Canning Street
North Melbourne VIC 3051