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NOMENCLATURE OF STREETS. DERIVATIONS OF LOCAL NAMES. Some correspondence recently appeared in these columns on the subject of the names of local streets. We are indebted to the courtesy of the Government Sta tistician, Mr. M. A. C. Fraser, for the following lists of some of the principal names of streets in and places in the vicinity of Perth andremantle, showing the origin of the names. Other names, such as "Wellington," "Nelson," "Out ram," "Havelock," "Palmerston," ex plain themselves:- Perth Streets, Etc. Governors.-James and Stirling, after Sir James Stirling; John and Hutt, after Mr. John Hutt; Charles and Fitzgerald, after Captain Charles Fitzgerald; Weld Square, after Sir Fred A. Weld; Francis anid Cleaver, after Sir Wm. Francis Clea ver Robideon; Ord, after Sir Harry St. George Ord. Commandants.--Irwin, Colonel Irwin; Harvest, Colonel Harvest. Secretaries of State for Colonies. Aberdeen, Earl of Aberdeen, 1834; Ed ward and Bulwer streets, Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton, 1858; Goderich-street, Viscount Goderich, 1830; Murray-street, Sir George Murray, 1828; Newcastle street, Duke of Newcastle, 1852; Russell street, Lord John Russell, 1839. Miscellaneous& - St. George's-terrace, St. George of England; Adelaide-terrace, Queen Adelaide; Hay-street; Robert Wil liam Hay, Permanent Under-Secretary for Colonies, 1825; Howick-street, Vis count Howick (Lord Grey), Parliamen tary Under-Secretary for Colonies, 1830; Hill-street, Lord Hill, Commander-in Chief of Imperial Forces; Lord-street, Mr. Lord, a wealthy Indian merchant, then living in Perth; Milligan-street. Dr. Milligan, medical attendant on civil es tablishment; Roe-street, Captain J. S. Roe, R.N., first Surveyor-General; King, Wickham and Stoke streets, officers on H.M.S. Beagle; Pier-street, ran down to first landing stage made; Melbourne road, Lord Melbourne, Premier of Eng land; Barrack-street, first barracks'erect ed, near Town Hall; Brisbane-street. Sir Thos. -Brisbane, Governor of New South Wales; Wittenoomin, Shenton, Vincent, Randell, Jewell, Dyer, Carr, Parker, after well-known early 'settlers and mayors; Ellen-street, Lady Ellen Stirling (now part of Newcastle-street). Fremantle and Swan River. Fremantle. Mangles-street, Captain James Mangles R.N., brother to Lady Stirling, was in this colony in 1831; Mouat-street, lieutenant of H.M.S. Chal- lenger, J. A. Mouat; Henry-street, se- cond lieutenant of H.M.S. Challenger, John Henry: Pakenham-street, third lieutenant of H.MS. Challenger, H. Pakenham: Collie-street, surgeon of H.M.S. Sulphur, Alex. Collie: Stirling street, Sir James Stirling; Ellen-street, Lady Stirling; Cockburn Sound, Admiral Sir George Cokburn, G.C.B.; Owen An- chorage, Rear-Admiral Owen, a Lord of the Admiralty, was originally called Britannic Roads; Gage Roads, Admiral Gage; Melville Water (including all be- tween South Perth and Fremantle), after Viscount Melville (Henry Dundas), Secre- tary of State for Colonies, 1794; Point Dundas, Viscount Melville (Henry Dun-   das), Secretary of State for Colonies, 1794; Preston, second lieutenant on H.M.S. Success, and first of H.M.S. Sul- phur, William Preston; Belches, third lieutenant on H.M.S. Success, Peter. Belches; Fraser, Charles Fraser, botan- ist on H.M.S. Success; Heathcote, mid- shipman on H.M.S. Success; Lewis, pro- bably after D. A. C. G. Lewis, Imperial officer here, 1831; Roe, Captain J. S. Roe; Matilda Bay, Mrs. J. S. Roe; Currie Spit, Captain Currie, R.N., first harbourmast- ter; Mount Eliza, Lady Darling; Carnac. John Ruett Carnac, senior lieutenant on H.M.S. Success; Woodman's Point,   Thos. Woodman, purser on H.M.S. Suc- cess; Leake-street, Samson-street, Lefroy street, and many others, after well-known colonists.