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Help needed deciphering street name Brighton Melbourne
« on: Friday 08 October 21 00:10 BST (UK) »
Hi

I have have been down that many blind alleys that my brain is aching and now need some guidance please!  I have a McNAMARA birth cert with neatly written but undecipherable lane name.  Am attaching a copy so if anyone can help, I would so much appreciate it.

Thanks Syl  :-\

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Re: Help needed deciphering street name Brighton Melbourne
« Reply #1 on: Friday 08 October 21 00:22 BST (UK) »
Cummins Lane?

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Re: Help needed deciphering street name Brighton Melbourne
« Reply #2 on: Friday 08 October 21 00:24 BST (UK) »
Have you tried the Sands & McDougall’s directories

Here's a link to 1905 edition (scroll down through these)
http://digital.slv.vic.gov.au/R/?func=collections&collection_id=3907

https://guides.slv.vic.gov.au/victorianancestors/directories

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Re: Help needed deciphering street name Brighton Melbourne
« Reply #3 on: Friday 08 October 21 00:27 BST (UK) »
Winter Cabbage Seed. E. Howes Cummins-lane, Brighton
1901 'Advertising', Brighton Southern Cross (Vic. : 1896 - 1918), 12 January, p. 3. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article165309347

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« Reply #4 on: Friday 08 October 21 00:33 BST (UK) »
Great find M.   :)

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Re: Help needed deciphering street name Brighton Melbourne
« Reply #5 on: Friday 08 October 21 00:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks so much "majm" and I have tried searching these directories but either I am looking in the wrong directory or in the wrong section, I never have any success whatsoever.  I suspect that it is my own fault.  I went into 1905 Directory but just couldn't find it :-[  I probably need some lessons in searching so thanks for your prompt reply & I will try & be a bit more patient when scrolling through the records.

Cheers Syl  :)

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Re: Help needed deciphering street name Brighton Melbourne
« Reply #6 on: Friday 08 October 21 01:04 BST (UK) »
Thanks Matthewj64, that was quick work & it didn't occur to me to search in Trove.  I am really such a novice & I seem to find things by sheer luck at times.  I think you are correct as I had thought that it might be Cummins and until now, have not found any refernce to it when I searched for "Old street names" in Melbourne suburbs so I was really confused.  Thanks for pointing me in the right direction

Cheers Syl  :)

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Re: Help needed deciphering street name Brighton Melbourne
« Reply #7 on: Friday 08 October 21 01:12 BST (UK) »
Hi JM

I went back into the Sands Directory and this time tried 1900.  I happened to click on something different which brought up an alphabetical list.  So I searched for McNamara and came across would you believe Roderick McNamara who was the Grandfather of John McNamara who I am dealing with ATM.  I think I just need a little more perseverance & am grateful for your advice.

Cheers Syl  :)