It is possible that Tranmere Rd was named after an early sailing vessel (Auckland Libraries, n.d.). It was a brig working on the Manukau Harbour from at least 1829: one of the earliest coastal traders. The master was Captain John R. Kent (Davenport, 1990, p.230.
Numbers 1 to 43 lie on the south side of the road. Numbers 2 to 46 lie on the north side.
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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.