Avon Street is a residential street located in the suburb of Waterloo, Lower Hutt. It runs toward Waiwhetu Stream, with its eastern end intersecting with The Esplanade. The street takes its name from the Avon River, which flows through the city of Christchurch on New Zealand’s South Island. The word “Avon” comes from the Celtic […]
Category: Waterloo, Lower Hutt
Waterloo is an eastern suburb of Lower Hutt, Wellington. It is named after the Battle of Waterloo won by the Duke of Wellington in 1815.
Sir Thomas Mason Wilford was M.P. for Hutt for 26 years, and Mayor of Wellington 1909-11. He was leader of the Liberal Opposition in 1919 and later became New Zealand High Commissioner in London. He was a grandson of “Quaker” Mason.
Eruera Love Lane
Named after Lt Colonel Eruera (Edward) Te Whiti o Rongomai Love, who was a former Māori All Black and Lieutenant Colonel. Nearby Te Whiti Park is also named after him. The street was unveiled on the 26th March 2021, and the following dedication was written and presented by his granddaughter Susan Love de Miguel. The […]
Frederick James Pinny resided on the western hills above Natusch’s from at least 1903-18. He was a musical instrument importer. His sister Hattie married John Mitchell.
William Knight, his wife Mary Ann, nee Penrose, and family arrived in the ”Duke of Roxburgh” February 1840. They owned land in what is now Penrose Street and Knights Road.