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Street Smarts

23 Apr 2014

Running alongside the Boyd Library, Balston St was named after former councillor John Balston. During his time as councillor between 1862 and 1863 Mr Balston lived on Bank St, which was then known as South Melbourne.

Mr Balston was born in Devon in 1829 and died in 1868.

The street wasn’t named until 1885, some 17 years after his death.

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