The new pocket park at 222 Palmer Street, Darlinghurst is proposed to be named:
‘Frances Newton Reserve’
The proposed name pays tribute to Frances Newton, an American teacher who influenced the development of kindergartens in Australia. Ms Newton was the principal of the Sydney Kindergarten Training College on Roslyn Street in Darlinghurst from 1902 to 1905.
Under Ms Newton’s leadership, the number of free kindergartens in Sydney increased and dozens of women were trained as kindergarten teachers, providing education and care for children in the inner city.
You can provide feedback using our online submission form or email submissions or post to:
Chief Executive Officer, Attention: Joel Johnson, Manager City Greening & Leisure
City of Sydney, GPO Box 1591, Sydney NSW 2000.
Consultation on this naming proposal will close 5pm 19 May 2017.
Council will monitor this feedback before the name is submitted to the Geographical Names Board of NSW for consideration.