Street Names in The Village

Not only is the site of The Oasis Townsville at The Village in Oonoonba (most recently the Department of Primary Industry station) appropriate due its use during WWII as the 13th Australian Personnel Staging Camp for those transitioning in and out of the Army during the war, but the street names make it more so.

The name of the Park opposite The Oasis Townsville is 'Rawdon Middleton VC Park'.

Here is a PDF Map of The Village Master Plan. The Oasis Townsville is located at the corner of Darter and Colvin Streets at the place on the map shown as 'Mixed use'. 

Have a look at the street names too:

Street Name
Origin
Bantam Lane
SS Bantam - Dutch ship targeted in Townsville raid by Japanese
Blackmann Street
C. Blackmann - Architect who designed Magnetic House at 143-149 Flinders Street East, initiated late 1885 or early 1886.
Blakely Crescent
Clem Blakely - Australian Commanding Officer of 1WU*
Boulton Street
Harry Boulton - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Burstall Street
Lawrence Wilbur Burtsall - Killed in action in WWII
Burwah Crescent
SS Burwah - ship moored at Townsville and targeted by the Japanese
Bushlark Street
Small, short, thickset bird with short sparrow-like bill
Carfoot Lane
Carfoot family - proprietors of the first furniture shop on Flinders Street
Clegg Lane
John Clegg - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Colvin Street
Catherine Colvin - one of the first 3 barmaids in Townsville, at the Criterion Hotel in 1865.
Craddock Lane
Robert Lawrence Craddock - Harbour Board Chair 1904-1905 and 1906-1910
Crake Circuit
Marsh bird - many different varieties (spotted crake, spotless crake, red-legged crake, white-browned crake)
Darter Street
Australasian darter bird
Dorney Street
Kiernan Dorney - Medical superintendent of Townsville General Hospital from 1949. One of the most decorated doctors of the Australian war effort.
Ede Lane
Clarence Ede - upholsterer and supplier of tents to Mount Isa tent city in the 1930's
Emery Place
Richard Emery - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Emily Lane
Emily - Allied designation for the Japanese Kawanishi aircraft that bombed Townsville
Gilchrist Lane
Miss Gilchrist - one of the first 3 barmaids in Townsville, at the Criterion Hotel in 1865.
Goode Lane
Cyril Goode - Flight Lieutenant who spotted the first recorded Japanese reconnaissance plane over Townsville on 21 March, 1942 from an observation post on Kissing Point
Grassbird Street
The Little Grassbird is a nondescript, drab little bird which lives at the margins of wetlands
Harriger Lane
Robert Harriger - US pilot who intercepted and fired on the Japanese on 29 July, 1942
Harris Lane
Alfred Harris - (Son of Bert and grandson of Ray) proprietors of Royal Tailors, Flinders Street
Holyoak Avenue
John Holyoak - Air Raid Precaution Warden for North Ward
Hurricane Drive
Hurricane - British fighter planes
Huxley Crescent
William Huxley - Member of the Australian Army Bomb Disposal Team
Intelligence Street
World War II relevant term
Intercept Circuit
World War II relevant term
Kana Street
The Japanese code 1st Wireless Unit had the ability to read thus enabling advance warning of Japanese attacks in the South Pacific.
Lafferty Circuit
Terrence Lafferty Principal of former Townsville Technical College, Stanley & Walker Street
Lawrie Avenue
Constance Lawrie - Australia woman based North Ward who tracked the Japanese flying boat from its Rabaul base to Townsville.
Leggett Crescent
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Lynch Street
Charles Dalton Lynch - one of the Townsville architects responsible for the Howard Smith Company Building at 224 Finders Street. 1910-11.
Madsen Street
Madsen and Watson - Contractors engaged to construct the former Lion Brewery which opened in late 1894.
Mainwaring Street
John Mainwaring - US pilot who intercepted and fired on the Japanese on 29 July, 1942
Matheson Circuit
Miss Matheson - Australia woman based North Ward who tracked the Japanese flying boat from its Rabaul base to Townsville.
Milverton Circuit
Gladys Milverton - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Mizuno View
Kunitaro Mizuno - Co-pilot associated with the raid on Townsville
Nethercott Lane
George Nethercott - Proprietor of the Corner Store on Railway Avenue in Railway Estate
Pepperdene Crescent
Mary Pepperdene - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Pipit Street
Australasian pipit is a well-camouflaged brown ground-dwelling bird.
Polin Lane
A.B. Polin - designed the bandstand in what is now Anzac Park on the Strand in 1913.
Punch Lane
Thomas Punch - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Riveredge Boulevard
Named 'Riveredge' based on the location (near River Boulevard and considering its direction toward the river). 'Boulevard' to reflect the wide tree-lined thoroughfare.
Shin Lane
William Shin - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Stanfield Crescent
Herbert Stanfield - Early landholder of Oonoonba/Fairfield/Idalia 1884-1934
Target Street
World War II relevant term
Tucker Lane
Arthur Tucker - Pilot Officer who tried to intercept the first Japanese reconnaissance plane over Townsville on 21 March, 1942
Wilmot Lane
Chester Wilmot - ABC journalist who recorded the final raid on Townsville (Oonoonba).