Amphlett Lane, named in honour of the late Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett, has been officially declared one of the streets of Melbourne.
Chrissy’s husband Charley Drayton, as well as her cousin Patricia Amphlett (Little Patti) attended the unveiling of the street sign named after Chrissy Amphlett today. (Wednesday, February 18, 2015).
Amphlett Lane is the result of a collaboration between the City of Melbourne and Team Chrissy: author, editor and astrologer Jessica Adams, author and editor Jenny Valentish, Chrissy’s husband, Cold Chisel Drummer Charley Drayton, her literary agent Fran Moore, and her cousin, Patricia ‘Little Pattie’ Amphlett.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Robert Doyle and Councillor Rohan Leppert attended to the official honours opening the Laneway with Drayton, Little Pattie in Melbourne at 12.30pm today. “We are all here today and it is here forever”, Charley said opening the Laneway.
“One of the faces I want to see everyday is Chrissy’s,” said Charley. Addressing young members of his family he said “one day when you grow up and start to discover who your Aunty is you can come here and see what a badass she was.”
Amphlett Lane is off Little Bourke Street, between Spring and Exhibition streets at the Spring Street end of Melbourne city.
PHOTO GALLERY – The opening of Amphett Lane by Ros O’Gorman
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