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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

History to keep

I was in Melbourne for 2 months and I found most endearing of Melbournian or rather in a broad sense the Australian, is their pride of their roots. They are really proud of their history!! Just to prove my point, these are two maps of Melbourne city; one drawn 170 years ago and the other is a current print, you will see that the names of the streets are exactly the same. They have such good sense of belongings that they do not see fit to change street names at all. There is nothing you can do to improve or change a historical fact!! Definitely not to change the street name just to honour someone else!!