The ABC are reporting that Former deputy Prime Minister Tim Fisher wants Newcastle to “reconsider his suggestion that Industrial Drive be renamed Mark Twain Drive”. We think he’s wrong.
According to the ABC report; “Mr Fisher a long time devotee of the famous author, says it should be remembered that Mark Twain wrote about Newcastle during his visit in 1895”. You can read the full story here – http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-06-20/more-calls-to-rename-industrial-drive/5537610. But if you really think about it, Mr Twain didn’t really say nice things about us, so why would we want to honour that?
For those who haven’t read the quote before, here’s an excerpt…
“one long street, a graveyard at one end, and at the other, a gentleman’s club with no gentlemen in it”
We think there are lots of other names that could be considered for the road. Name’s that actually reflect our city and it’s culture. So Without further adieu.
1 – Rosie’s Road
He’s just been immortalised on the front of the white pages for his dedication to motivation, so why not name it, Rosie’s Road?
2 – The Heroes’ Highway
They recently played a gig, and the rumour is they’re working on material for a new album. What a better way to brand our city with one of the best bands to ever grace the stage.
3 – Silverchair street
Arguably the biggest band to ever come out of Newcastle. Need we say more… Plus, it’s got a real ring to it.
What do you think? Make your suggestions in the comments below.