Friday, April 27, 2012

Beehive-road, Hawthorn 52/17/3

This photo is part of the City of Boroondara Library Service's contribution to the Flickr Friday Photos 2012 challenge under the theme of wildlife.

Wildlife and its use for the names of hotels also led to street names. In this case, the street which is now Barkers Road was originally called Beehive Road after the 1854 Beehive Hotel which operated from the corner of Beehive Road and Kew Road. This report from the South Bourke Standard on 4 July 1862 on the Hawthorn Council meeting on June 30, 1862 refers to correspondence with the neighbouring Kew Council in relation to changing the name of Beehive-road to Barkers-road as well as correspondence about road works on Beehive-road.

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