Aglionby Street in Alicetown, Lower Hutt, is named in honour of Henry Aglionby Aglionby (1790-1854), a British barrister and Whig politician who played an influential role in the New Zealand Company between 1840 and 1850. The company was responsible for promoting and funding the settlement of New Zealand, with a focus on the systematic colonisation […]
Passes under Melling Bridge and was named by Councillor Frost (a stonemason) after the concrete blocks produced by a firm a little further upstream.
Sir William Fitzherbert was a Hutt member on the Wellington Provincial Council from 1859 to 1865 and was also a member of the House of Representatives for Hutt from 1858 – 1879. After arriving in New Zealand they settled in Wellington. They later moved to Willow Bank a house in Lower Hutt and entertained parliamentarians there […]
In 1897 Robert L. Laery, a Wellington merchant, bought seven acres which was former Fitzherbert land. It was bounded by Parliament, Bridge, Herbert Streets and Main Road (Railway Avenue). After his death in 1902 it was subdivided into 39 lots, Laery Street running through the middle of it.
Named after Richard Rush who was murdered with a tomahawk while working on his land (near Station Village) on 15th June 1846, the day before the attacks at Boulcott Farm. ”Rush’s Corner” was opposite the Valley Inn on the corner of Railway Avenue and Marsden Street. Richard Rush arrived in Wellington around 1840 after serving […]
Alice Street in Alicetown, Lower Hutt, is named after Alice Maud Fitzherbert, the eldest daughter of Lower Hutt Mayor William Alfred Fitzherbert. On January 4, 1905, she married George von Zedlitz, a notable New Zealand educator, at Lower Hutt. In celebration of their union, Alice’s father built them a house called Norbury in Lower Hutt, […]