Milne Crescent in Taitā, Lower Hutt is named after William Scott Milne, who arrived in New Zealand on the ship “Lady Nugent” on 17th March 1841, at the age of 16, and established his home in Taitā, Lower Hutt. On December 31, 1847, William Scott Milne married Grace Yule when he was 23, and she […]
Taine Street in Taitā, Lower Hutt, is likely named after James John Taine (born in 1817) who was a merchant who arrived in New Zealand on the ship “Adelaide” in March 1840. He had business premises and a wharf at Lambton Quay and lived on the Eastern side of the Hutt River. His business premises […]
Takapū is a well-known cultivation associated with Motutawa pā, situated to the northwest of the pā on the banks of Te Awa Kairangi (Hutt River). Te Aro o, means “the pathway”. The name was submitted by the iwi partners of the development Te Rūnanganui o Te Āti Awa. This street name was adopted by Hutt […]
Francis and his son George Whiteman farmed at Taita having arrived in the “Gertrude” in 1841. In the early 1840s, George and his brother William “discovered” Whiteman’s Valley. William later farmed at Mangaroa at the northern end of Whiteman’s Valley.
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Early settlers Edward and Ann Biddle and family arrived on the “Catherine Stewart Forbes” ship in February 1841.
Name after John and Elizabeth Pike who lived opposite Taita School (now the Avalon Intermediate site). John was a carter there in 1863. John Pyke died at his residence, at the age of 66 on 18 August 1903. The late Mr Pyke was one of our earliest pioneer settlers, and one of those who in the early […]
Captain George Compton lived close to Fort Richmond. He won the tender to design and build this stockade in 1845. He donated all the timber for the job. Alfred and John Compton were farmers from 1885-91. He was an early settler in Lower Hutt, arrived in Wellington in 1841. He was also the officer in […]
Named after the Taita Gorge just north of the Stokes Valley entrance. The name Taitā means an “accumulation of logs or driftwood” and such a banking-up would cause the Hutt River to flood. Taita Drive runs north from Stellin Street through the suburb of Taita to join High Street north of Pomare.
George Hunter held the New Zealand Company office of Storekeeper General. He opened thè first general store in the settlement of Britannia in 1840, in partnership with K. Bethune. George Hunter was the first Mayor of Wellington in 1842. His son, also George Hunter (1821-80), owned 7 acres in the Hutt in 1858. Robert Hunter […]