Why is This Street Named Tilligerry Track?
Tilligerry Track is named after the Tilligerry area and was a bush track used by the Aboriginals and the first white settlers to move in and out of the area.
Tilligerry Track is one of the 5 streets out of 24 named to recognise the history of Tanilba Bay.
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), like Pomona Place, Rigney Road and Tilligerry Track.
View the slide presentation to learn more about the Tilligerry