Naenae, Lower Hutt

Butler Street

Harry Butler, farmer, of Naenae and his wife Susan owned part of section 39 in 1900. The street is probably named after this family, but another Butler story is worthy of mention. On an earlier stay in New Zealand the Rev. John Gare Butler had been associated with the Rev. Samuel Marsden in the Bay of Islands. In 1840 he returned here in the ”Bolton” and resided at Petone where he was interpreter to the New Zealand Company. He died in 1841 and was buried at Gear Island. His daughter Hannah married Richard Barton. (see Barton Grove)

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