Australia; our land of beauty rich and rare, and a bunch of streets named after British monarchs! We’ve gone through and put together a list of the top 10.
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Total number of Queen Streets in Australia: 311
She’s on the back of the coin, so it’s no real surprise that “Queen Street” features in the top 10. The team at Nectar was a little surprised that this didn’t rank higher.
Total number of Victoria Streets in Australia: 318
Named after Queen Victoria, we’ve dedicated 318 streets around the country to her, as well as throwing in a state.
Total number of John Streets in Australia: 322
Although we have 322 John Street’s around the country, wool pioneer John MacArthur holds claim to the original John Street in NSW.
Total number of Elizabeth Streets in Australia: 365
She’s been to Australia 22 times over her reign, and we’ve celebrated by naming a years’ worth of streets after her.
Total number of Short Streets in Australia: 375
Not the most creative of names, but it does an adequate job of describing our less lengthy streets. Short Street holds claim to 375 name rights across the country.
Total number of King Streets in Australia: 393
Not always named after British monarchs, King Street in Sydney was named after Governor Phillip Gidley King.
Total number of High Streets in Australia: 393
It’s a British custom to name a town’s main strip High Street. We seemed to keep this tradition alive, naming no less than 393 High Streets.
Total number of Church Streets in Australia: 400
When the Brits first came to Australia – they bought with their religion and churches. Which eventually lead to 400 Church Streets.
Total number of William Streets in Australia: 452
King William IV held reign just before Queen Victoria, doubling as the time period when our early street names were being chosen.
Total number of George Streets in Australia: 521
Taking out the #1 spot by almost 100 streets, King George III holds claim to Australia’s most popular street name.