Suburb Profiles



MAYLANDS

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