Place Names Register Extract

Cavenagh Street

Extract date: 12/12/2023

Name Cavenagh
Type Designation Street
Place Id 5599
Place Type Road
Status Recorded
Date Registered
Locality / Suburb  
  Darwin City
Local Government Area  
  Darwin City Council
History/Origin Named by Surveyor Goyder in 1869, after Hon Wentworth Cavenagh-Mainwaring, (1822-1895) (farmer, land agent and MP) who was Commissioner of Crown Lands, under Mr [Henry] Strangways, from November 1868 to May 1870 at the time. Cavenagh, born 1822 at Hythe in Kent and arriving in SA from Victoria in 1854 was a member for Yatala in the Assembly of South Australia from 1863 to 1881. He was also Commissioner of Public Works in the [Sir Henry] Ayers Government from March 1872 to July 1873. In 1887 he received permission to bear the title Honourable. Having married Ellen, daughter of George Mainwaring, who on the death of her brother in 1891, became entitled to the Whitmore Hall estate in Staffordshire, he assumed the additional name of Mainwaring. Cavenagh departed for England in 1892 and died there in 1895.

Register & Gazettal information

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