Asquith Ave was previously known as Whau Rd / Old Whau Rd, then Old North Rd, then Avondale Rd to 1912.
Asquith Ave is named after Herbert Asquith (1852-1916), Prime Minister of Great Britain (1908-1916) (Davenport, 1990, p. 22.)
Both Whau Rd and Avondale Rd were named after the suburb further west from Mt Albert that were major destinations on the road.
The railway line intersects between numbers 82 and 84, and 67 and 61.
On the south side run numbers 3 to 81. On the north side run numbers 2 to 126.
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SOURCES FOR THIS PAGE:
Auckland Libraries. (n.d.). Auckland city street names. http://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html
Davenport, John. (1990). Street names of Auckland: Their story. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.