Why is this Street Named President Poincare Parade?
President Poincare Parade is named for Raymonde Poincare French statesman who became President of France in 1913 until 1917. He was the leader of his nation during World War 1.
President Poincare Parade is one of the 19 of 24 streets in Tanilba Bay that owe their names to patriotism to honour the sacrifices made during World War 1. It was a gesture to commemorate the bravery and dedication of those who served and lead their countries during the war.
Henry Halloran, a surveyor and real estate agent, bought the land in 1920 and planned a subdivision that would repeat elements of Walter Burley Griffin’s plan for Canberra based on a central Avenue of the Allies.
Use of Alliteration for Street Names
A feature of Henry Halloran’s developments and subdivisions was that street names were chosen to capture attention through their alliteration (the repetition of the beginning consonant sounds of nearby words) and to remind buyers of the heroes of World War 1, like Navy Nook, Army Avenue and Diggers Drive.
Why is President Poincare Parade Divided?
The original plans for President Poincare Parade had a triangular garden between Clemenceau Crescent and Lloyd George Grove.
This area has been filled in and the garden area now divides President Poincare Parade in 2. This results in a dog leg in the street.