This street runs through a subdivision created by Elizabeth McDonald, on land she inherited from her father, Elihu Shaw. It is named after Elizabeth’s sister, Martha (1844-1926) and her husband Charles Collins (1844-1902).
Auckland Libraries incorrectly says that Collins St was probably named after friends of the Shaw family (Auckland Libraries, n.d.).
On the east side of the road lies number 5. On the west side lie numbers 2 to 12
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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.