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(3205, 2 km S, Port Phillip City)

This South Melbourne locality was named for the street traversing the area between City Road and the Yarra River. An industrial area from the 1870s with linkages to the south wharves and the 1883 railway station on the Port Melbourne line, it developed a strong community identity around workers' homes, shops, hotels, an Anglican church and the 1889 primary school. Victoria's second school for the intellectually disabled opened there in 1915, becoming a teacher training centre in 1948. Sporting and larrikin rivalries deriving from the 'Montagues' fierce local pride persisted until the residential area was eliminated after World War II. Comedian 'Mo' Roy Rene grew up there.

Susan Priestley