Smith Street, Fitzroy

In 1837 Robert Hoddle, the colony’s Surveyor General, divided undeveloped paddocks north of the boundary of the Melbourne area into square mile allotments. The government reserved some of the land for the main boundary streets, including Smith Street, which was originally called Eastern Road, before becoming Smith Street (Gertrude Street, Jill Robertson, Fitzroy History Society, p.2)

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