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Charles Drew Street

Hunter Valley Medical Practitioner

Charles Drew Street was a son of Thomas Street, an eminent surgeon in the west of England for over 30 years.[4]

Charles Drew Street arrived in the colony on the Noormuhul from London in 1832.[1] He was a brother of Francis Gale Snelling Street who arrived in the colony at a later date.


His marriage to Susannah Foster in 1836 was noted in the Sydney Herald - By special license on Saturday last, at St. James' Church, by the Rev. W. Cowper, Charles D. Street, Esq., of Petwyne Valley, Invermein to Susannah, only daughter of Edward B. Foster Esq., of Sydney [2] According to the New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Index, they had seven children together. - Susanna b. 1843, Elizabeth b. 1843, Charles b. 1844, Carrington born 1846, Snelling b. 1848, Edward b. 1851 and Arthur b. 1854[3]


Charles Drew Street died at Muswellbrook on 28th April 1887 age 81 years. [5]

Notes and Links

1). Petwynne Valley - Dart Brook (Co. Brisbane), A tributary of the Hunter River, rising by two heads in the S. part of the Liverpool Range, known as Kingdon Ponds and Dart Brook. The tributaries are the Petwynne Valley, Middle, and Sharke's Creek. ...Geographical encyclopaedia of New South Wales .

2). In an article in 1889 Carrington Baker Street, who was then Mayor of Ballina, stated that he was born at Port Stephens in 1847, the second surviving son of Charles Drew Street. Carrington Baker Street was a chemist by profession and served his indentures and resided during the earlier years of his life on the Hunter River. The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Sat 9 Mar 1889


[1] Medical Pioneer Index

[2] Sydney Herald 22 August 1836

[3] New South Wales Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Index

[4] Sydney Herald 8 May 1837

[5] Maitland Mercury 30 April 1887