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Charles St

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NAME:

William Baker was the owner and subdivider of the Rocky Nook Estate. Streets in this subdivision were named after his sons – Charles, George, Norman [now Tawari St] and Edwin [now Akepiro St / Ace Pl] (Clay, 2022).

This differs from other published sources. Auckland Libraries and Davenport say that Charles St was “probably named after Charles Kelly, the son of a local resident and subdivider John Kelly” (Auckland Libraries, n.d.; see Davenport, 1990, p.48).

DESCRIPTION:

Charles St is a short street that runs west from Dominion Rd to George St. The western half, from the Akepiro St intersection, is in Mt Albert.

Numbers 5 to 9 lie on the north side of the road. Numbers 6 to 18 lie on the south side.

FACTS ABOUT THIS STREET:


SOURCES FOR THIS PAGE:

Auckland Libraries. (n.d.). Auckland city street nameshttp://www.akcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/streets/streets.html

Clay, Jenny. (2022, March). Personal communication.

Davenport, John. (1990). Street names of Auckland: Their story. Auckland: Hodder & Stoughton.


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