'William Canning Reserve' proposed named for unnamed reserve in Campbellfield
Proposal to name an unnamed Reserve located between Fordson Road and Sycamore Crescent Campbellfield the ‘William Canning Reserve’
Hume City Council is considering a proposal to name the reserve located between Fordson Road and Sycamore Crescent Campbellfield the ‘William Canning Reserve’ in honour of the late Mr William Canning. This reserve is made up of parcels of land located at 33 Sycamore Crescent and 40 Fordson Road Campbellfield. These parcels of land are believed to be part of the properties that were once owned by William Canning.
The proposal received by Council states that William Canning bought and sold several parcels of land in the Parish of Will Will Rook. In January 1860 he purchased approximately 215 acres of land which he named ‘Highclere’. William and Lucy Canning built their family home on this property. The home remained there until it was demolished in 1963. A Moreton Bay Fig which was planted by the Canning family is still standing today. William and Lucy Canning are buried at the Will Will Rook cemetery.
Council’s reasons for considering this naming proposal are detailed in Council Report GE140 - Proposal to Name an Unnamed Reserve in Campbellfield the 'William Canning Reserve' - from the Council meeting of 22 August 2016. You can download the report under 'Key Documents'.