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Proposed names

Part section of 'MAIR CRESCENT' off Princes Street - to be renamed as GARRARD STREET.

Part section of 'LITTLE PRINCES STREET' off Mair Crescent -  to be renamed as PAM LANE.

Reason for the re-naming

The construction of the Karmai Community Children’s Centre, at 22 Princes Street, Korumburra, has now divided Little Princes St into 2 parts along with the section of Mair Cres off Princes St.

Public safety is paramount. By renaming these 2 roads and registering the new names with the Office of Geographic Names, will ensure emergency services can locate all properties on these roads by providing a unique road name and appropriate property numbering.

Significance / history of proposed names


Abraham Pam, born in 1867 (born probably in London) and his brother Maurice, both had a Korumburra connection.  Both had sons who served in WW1:  Henry George, son of Abraham, and Gabriel, son of Maurice. Abraham Pam and his wife Caroline are both buried at the Korumburra Cemetery.  Abraham was a bootmaker who had a business in the early days of Korumburra, coming to the town in the early 1900s. Abraham and his wife lived in a house in Princes Street.


“Stag” Garrard, was employed in delivering coal around the town, delivering coal by horse and dray to residents of Korumburra.  During the depression he lost his job, sacked by the mine manager of the time.  Union influence led to him being reinstated, but the manager did not agree.  “Stag” was in a situation where he was humiliated by this manager, and in his response he became a hero of the town’s people, and in so doing the incident was reported in daily papers of the time. 

“Stag” Garrard is remembered at ‘Coal Creek Park and Museum’, buried there with a memorial that tells his story.

Both Names have been supplied by Korumburra & District Historical Society.

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Members of the public can provide feedback on the proposed names.

All name submissions must comply with Naming rules for places in Victoria – Statutory requirements for naming roads, features and localities – 2016.

All submissions must be received by 31 August 2018 of this notice.

South gippsland Shire has been unable to locate existing family members to seek permission to use the proposed names and calls for consent from the family or requests family contact details from the community.



The official name of the section of Little Princes Street and Mair Cres to be renamed, will be decided, subject to South Gippsland Shire Council’s approval at the next available Council Meeting.





Unnamed Government Road off Caithness Road, in the locality of Koonwarra

Proposed name/s

"Darshan" | "Barguss" | "Millsom"

Council Decision
South Gippsland Shire Council has endorsed the new road name of "DARSHAN" and forwarded the proposal to Geographic Place Names for consideration and approval on 21 December 2017.  
Significance / history of proposed name/s
DARSHAN As put forward by the property owner, Darshan means 'to receive from, to receive uplifting glances and blessings from one who is in tune with nature.'  There is a Conservation Covenant on the bushland to the right of the road
BARGUSS Robert Barguss died of illness as a POW on the Burma Railway on 12 January 1944. Robert was from Koonwarra and has his name etched on the memorial gates in his honour in Koonwarra township. [Leongatha & District Historical Society]
MILLSOM Harry Millsom was in 2/22 Battalion at Rabaul and was executed by the Japanese as a POW on 8 March 1942. Harry lived and farmed at Tarwin and also has his name etched on the memorial gates in his honour in Koonwarra township. [Leongatha & District Historical Society]


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Road Name History

The historical component of road names of how or whom the road was named after is available on the VICNAMES website; the state's official Register of Geographic Names.

For a list of Council roads that have historical data please view the below form.
Road Names History

Want to speak with someone

Please contact Jo Cox, Technical Officer, on (03) 5662 9200 or email