Council Reference: NP- 223
Name an unnamed road in Black Hill - Alicia Lane
Council is required to seek public comment before making any decision on a naming proposal. This document is issued to encourage informed discussion and comment on this proposal.
The Proposal in Brief
If implemented, this proposal will assign the name, Alicia Lane to an unnamed road off Peel Street in Black Hill.
Effect on Property Addresses
This proposal will not affect any current addresses but will provide a name for future addressing requirements.
Locality and Details
The part road to be named is on the map below with the road area indicated by the blue line. It is situated in Black Hill and runs off Peel Street North.Map
Development of new houses is to occur and access will be required off this road. A name will be required for addressing purposes.
Background to the Proposed Naming
Council received a request to name this unnamed road. A name that was historical and linked to Ballarat was proposed.
Ballarat has many roads that are named after well- known figures from the earlier Gold rush days. Research had revealed that the majority of these names were of men, whilst they were certainly worthy of commemoration, the accomplishments of the women of the Goldfields were often overlooked. In the spirit of providing recognition to our gold rush women and their contribution to Ballarat, research has been undertaken and interesting information uncovered relating to many of these women. Several books have now been written regarding the “women of Eureka” and there are many names worthy of commemoration. One such woman is the wife of Eureka figure, Peter Lalor, her name was Alicia.
Alicia Lalor was born Alicia Dunne in Ireland and moved to Australia where she married Peter Lalor, the well- known Miner who later went on to become a speaker in Parliament and who was instrumental for his part in the Eureka uprising. Like many other women of the gold rush her story was not really told but she played a pivotal role in those early days by supporting the men and these men of the goldfields relied heavily on the women for their support. Alicia was a teacher and highly regarded in her field. The women raised children, worked and made home in sometimes difficult living conditions. When Alicia died, her obituary wrote of a loved teacher, mother and wife (The Argus 1887). In the spirit of providing some recognition to our Goldfields women the name Alicia Lane is proposed for this unnamed road.
Interested individuals and organisations are encouraged to make submissions in favour of or against this proposal. Please note: if no valid submissions are received, it will be assumed that there are no objections to this proposal.
For guidance on making a submission, please see the sheet, How to make a submission on a naming proposal, included and also may be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre, 25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat Central. Council cannot consider this proposal or any individual submission before the publiccomment period closes, and must consider all valid submissions before making a decision.
Submissions must be in writing and reach the Place Names Officer, Lani Smith, by no later than 5pm on Monday 1st May 2017.
Further details about this proposal may be obtained from Council’s Place Names Officer, Lani Smith on 53205500. The City of Ballarat has also prepared an information sheet to provide guidance for anyone who wishes to request a place be named or renamed, or who may be affected by a naming proposal. The information sheet, titled Naming Proposals – General Information, is included with this correspondence and may also be obtained from Council’s Customer Service Centre.