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Notes: Waterview Streets

Notes From John Davenport's "Street Names of Auckland" 1990

Arlington Street, Pt Chevalier- This is the name of a town in Devon, of a

London Street, and of the site of America's national cemetery on the Potomac

Alford Street, Waterview - In 1932 a major review of street names took place
which resulted in this name being altered from Albert. New names usually had
the same initial letter or letters, otherwise there seems to be no other reason
for this title. It is however, a suburb in Lincoln, England.

Alverston Street, Waterview - In 1932 new names had to be found for many
Auckland Streets in order to avoid duplication. This name was chosen to
replace Alexandra Street. See under Alford.

Cadman Avenue,Green lane (Street), Waterview (Avenue)- At least two

people with this name feature in Auckland's history. Jerome Cadman (1816-
1879) was a builder and contractor, being closely connected with the
construction of Queen's Wharf. He was also a member of the Provincial
Council. His son, Sir Alfred Jerome Cadman (1847-1905), also served on the
Provincial Council and later represented the City of Auckland in Parliament.

Cowley Street, Avondale- Named after the town in Oxfordshire. See


Daventry Street, Avondale- Named for the English town. See Cowley,

Fir Street, Waterview- one of the many street names here which changed in
1932. This was once Dale Street, while a map of 1900 shows it as Crown

Hadfield Street, Beach haven, Waterview. Named after a local family which
had close associations in Beach haven area for over a century. Albert
Hadfield was actively involved in local body affairs in the 1920's while his
father Thomas had been on the local council in 1888. The name Hadfield also
occurs in Waterview where the street was once called Hillcrest Avenue.

Oakley Avenue, Pt Chevalier - Named after Edwin Oakley, a prominent civil

engineer at the turn of the 20th century, who was involved in the city's early
search for an adequate water supply. See Western Springs.

Saxon Street, Waterview- originally named Norman Street.

Tutuki Street, Waterview- A word which means to strike against an object, to

stumble, to reach the furtherest limit, or to be completed. Here the word may
have a local reference.
Notes From "Auckland Street Search Index", Auckland Public Library

Alford Street.- Albert Street/Road (1) Waterview. (Now Alford Street

22/9/1932) 50.3 metres unformed, previously Albert Road.

Alverston Street.-
(1 of 4)- Alexander Street (3), Avondale, Waterview. (Around 1921). Was
Victoria Street, then renamed Alverston Street. (from 22/9/1932) when
Avondale Road Board Amalgamated with Auckland City. Also spelt
(2 of 4)- Alverston- Avondale- 40 metres permanently unformed, previously.
Alexander Street (22/9/32), also Victoria Ave. Named after Lord Chief Justice
Alverston. In 1937 it was described as half mile long with 23 residences. It
was renamed from Alexander when Avondale Borough Council amalgamated
with Auckland City.
(3 of 4) Victoria Avenue- Avondale (Now Alverston Street)
(4 of 4) Victoria Street/Ave, Waterview (Now Alverston Street)

Arlington Street.- Avondale. Proclaimed in NZ Gazette 1949/639

Cadman Avenue.
(1)- Mt Albert (1 of 2)
(2)- Maungakiekie (2 of 2) (Named after a former Cabinet Minister)

Daventry Street.- (1) Avondale. Proclaimed NZ Gazette 1947/639

Fir Street.-
(1of 3)- Browne Street, Avondale. Now Fir Street.
(2 of 3)- Dale Street, Avondale, Waterview (Was Browne Street , now Fir
Street 22/9/32)
(3 of 3)- Fir Street, Previously Dale 22/9/32, Browne Street 40.2 m.
(unformed). Footpath only. Part W. of Saxon Street, now part of Saxon Street

Hadfield Avenue.-
(1 of 3) Avondale. Previously Hillcrest Avenue (to 8/6/1939), became Nesbitt
Ave 1967. Named after Octavius Hadfield (1814-1904), the third Anglican
Primate of New Zealand.
(2 of 3) Hillcrest Avenue, Pt Chevalier, Waterview, Avondale. In 1937 it was
described as 300 yards long, with 5 residences and named 8 years before
(1929). Now Hadfield Ave (from 8/6/1939).
(3 of 3) Nesbitt Avenue, Waterview (was Hadfield Avenue, Then Nesbitt; then
Hadfield again from around 1967.

Hemington Street. - Avondale, Proclaimed NZ Gazette 1947/639

Herdman Street.- Waterview, Proclaimed NZ Gazette 1947/639

Howlett Street.- Avondale. Named after landowner, whose brother was a

POW in World War 2. Dedicated 10/5/1951.
Middlesex Road.-
(1 of 3), Cameron Street, Avondale (Now Middlesex from 22/9/1932)
(2 of 3), Middlesex Road, Avondale. Previously Cameron Street (to
22/9/1932). Named for the English County.
(3 of 3), Cameron Street (7), Waterview. Became Middlesex Road from 1932.

Oakley Avenue.- Avondale. 10.2 metres unformed. Possibly named after

Edwin Oakley, a prominent civil engineer.

Saxon Street.- Avondale. Previously Norman Street (8/6/1939). 20.1 m.


Tutuki Street.- Western Bays. Maori for "come to an end".

Waterbank Crescent.- Avondale, Proclaimed NZ Gazette 1947/639

Waterview Downs- Private Road, off Great North Road. Named 17/9/1997,
confirmed 5/1/1998.