Edmiston Lane (sign), Victoria Park
Edmiston Lane, Victoria Park is named for Agnes Carmel Edmiston (nee Duffy) an Aircraftwoman in the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force (WAAAF) during World War II.
Agnes Carmel Duffy (later Edmiston) at her enlistment into the WAAAF in 1942
(Courtesy National Archives of Australia, NAA: A9301, 99856)
Agnes was born to Patrick James and Catherine DUFFY in Victoria Park on the 6 July 1922. Prior to her enlistment in World War II Agnes worked as a Junior Clerk for the South Perth Road Board. She was one month shy of her 20th birthday when she enlisted on the 10 June 1942 and began training as a radio operator. Agnes had blue eyes, dark brown hair and was 5 foot, 3.5 inches tall. During the war she married Corporal Edward Clarence Edmiston of the Signals Corp in the Australian Army. Edward was also born in Perth but grew up in Leederville. The marriage took place on 10 August 1944 at St Patrick’s Cathedral in Melbourne, Victoria. Agnes and Edward survived the war, living in Applecross and Como until their deaths, Agnes on 16 September 2010 aged 88 and Edward on the 6 January 2020 aged 98.
Edmiston Lane, Victoria Park
Former name: Right-of-way (ROW) 87
Official date of naming: 17 December 2019
Naming method: A recommendation was submitted to the 19 November 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting to rename three ROW including ROW 87. Council supported the recommendation to change the name of ROW 87 to Edmiston Lane. This was formalised in Resolution 271/2019 at the 17 December 2019 Ordinary Council Meeting
Read Resolution 271/2019(PDF, 84KB)