Avalon, Lower Hutt

Stellin Street

Named after James Stellin (c.1881-1964), of Melling, was director of a real estate and valuing agency.

He was responsible for the subdivision and naming of Avalon (Mason’s Gardens) and Kingston Park areas.

A Gallipoli veteran, he built his splendid residence ”Casa Loma” in Melling, completing it in 1911. i

Nearby Kingston Street is named after his son James Kingston Stellin (1922 – 1944) a hero in a French village because of the selfless act that cost him his life.

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