Tawari St was earlier known as Norman St. The date the name was changed has not yet been found – it was after 1937 (Auckland Libraries, n.d.).
Tawari is the name of a tree.
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).
In 1990, Davenport asserted that Norman St was named after Norman Walters (Davenport, 1990, p.222).
Tawari St runs west from Dominion Rd and terminates at the railway line. George St bisects it.
The west part of Tawari St lie in Mt Albert (from #11/#12); the east side lies in Mt Eden.
Numbers 11 to 21 lie on the north side of the road. Numbers 12 to 30 lie on the south side of the road.
FACTS ABOUT THIS STREET:
1937: “described as 15 chains long, and one of the earliest streets in the area” (Auckland Libraries, n.d.)
SOURCES FOR THIS PAGE:
Auckland Libraries. (n.d.). Auckland city street names. http://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.