Suburb Profiles


The suburb of Maylands was developed in the 1890's around the railway line built through the area in the 1880s. The origin of the name is uncertain but 2 possibilities have been suggested. One is that the name relates to the purchase of the land in the month of May by Mr E W Hamer, the other origin is that it was named by Mr Mephan Ferguson after his daughter, May. Ferguson ran an early business in the area