Named after Richard Cobden, apostle of Free Trade, and relentless crusader for the repeal of the Corn Law – a protectionist device which, he said, “took from the poorest of the poor to add to the richest of the rich”.(1)
(1) Northern Advertiser, 1972. Blanchard collection, What’s in a Name” at North Melbourne Library.
(2) Melbourne Council Street Card Number #520, street gazetted in 1867.