Road names honour founding families

Two new roads in Lewiston have been named in recognition of the efforts of two local identities.

Adelaide Plains Council was quick to acknowledge the contributions of Lewiston resident Anne Porter and the late Terry Post when naming the streets in a new subdivision off Dawkins Road.

Sticking to its “Road Naming Policy”, APC decided on Porter Court and Post Road, with the longer road named Post Road in honour of Terry Post, and the shorter street, Porter Court, after Anne Porter.

Terry Post moved to Two Wells in 1980 and quickly became very involved with the local community.

He was the groundsman at the Two Wells Primary School for many years and also served on its governing council; coached and umpired the Two Wells Softball Club; coached, umpired and was a life member of the Two Wells Netball Club and participated onstage and off stage in many Two Wells Melodrama Group productions.

Terry was later made a life member of the Two Wells Melodrama Group and was also a pivotal member of the Two Wells Community Advancement Association (now known as TWRAT).

This group initiated the local Christmas street parade and established the Two Wells Echo newsletter, which is now a monthly newspaper.

Terry was also involved in the local pony club early on and was a keen gardener.

His wife, Joan, describes him as a dedicated family man who followed his three daughters’ sporting pursuits avidly.

“Terry was a homebody who loved nothing more than “holidaying in his own backyard,” she said.

“He was not flamboyant and loved nothing more than to be in his working clothes undertaking a ‘project’.

“He was a no fuss man and this honour suits him.

“He would definitely be a ‘road’ man not a “drive”, or “boularvard” type.

“He would have been humbly chuffed with this unexpected recognition.”

Terry passed away unexpectedly on 25 October 2009.

Porter Court was named in honour of Anne Porter, who has been a resident of Lewiston since the early days of subdivision.

Anne was a big part of the lobby group who successfully petitioned to have the area of Lewiston gazetted and recognised as its own identity.

Anne has been heavily involved in the Two Wells/Lewiston Neighbourhood Watch Group since its inception and is a hard worker in the successful Two Wells Blue Light Discos.

Anne is a Justice of the Peace and has recently published a book on the history of Lewiston “The Needle in the Haystack”, which is a great source of historical information on the region.

Anne is still living in the district and has offered to donate a copy of her book to every family who purchases a block along Porter Court.

It should be noted Anne is not related to the Porter family who resided in the Lower Light/Korunye area and who also wrote a book on the area titled “To South Australia’s Shores They Came”.

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