Waihi Borough Council Diamond Jubilee Booklet 1902-1962

Some of the street names in Waihi have been taken from the London directory, and others have associations with the Boer War, which was in progress at the time they were named. The following incomplete list has been compiled with the help of Mrs E. M. Morgan, Mr J. B. Beeche and Mr W. H. Armour.


Adams Street —

Joseph Adams, Draper.

Baber Street —

J. W. Baber, Life Insurance Agent.

Baker Street —

Baker family.

Banks Street —

Edwin Gripper Banks, Mining Engineer.

Barry Road —

Hubert Percy Barry, Mine Superintendent.

Bradford Street —

Sergeant-Major George Roland Bradford, a member of the Ohinemuri Contingent. Bradford was the first New Zealander to be killed during the war.

Brickfield Road —

Laurie Bros. Brickworks.

Buller Street —

Sir Redvers Buller, British Army General.

Bulltown Road —

Bull family.

Clarke Street —

T. P. Clarke, Battery Engineer, father of the late Tom Clarke.

Connell Street —

Richard Connell. Father-in-lawof W. H. Johnston.

Consols Street —

Waihi Consols Mining Property.

Darby Street —

Darby family.

Dobson Street —

Dobson's Boarding House.

Elliot Street —

Adam Elliot, Miner.

Favona Street —

Favona Mine.

Featon Road —

John Featon, Mining Speculator.

Galbraith Street —

James Galbraith, Journalist. Editor of the "Waihi Miner."

Gilmour Street —

Thomas Gilmour, Mine Manager.

Gladstone Road —

Waihi Gladstone Mine.

Grey Street —

Sir George Grey.

Haszard Street —

H. D. M. Haszard, Chief Surveyor,or Norman F. J. Haszard, early surveyor of the town.

Islington Terrace —

Miss L. A. Roberts, after her home town in England. She was Infant Mistress at Central School from 1896-1923 and held property in this street.

Johnston Street —

Walter H. Johnston, who, with N. F. J. Haszard, surveyed Waihi.

Kenny Street —

H. Eyre Kenny, Warden and Magistrate.

Kimberley Road —

Kimberley in South Africa was besieged at the time this street was surveyed.

Kitchener Street —

Lord Kitchener, British General.

Margaret Street —

Margaret Gilmour, wife of Thomas Gilmore.

Martha Street —

Martha Mine.

Moresby Avenue —

Tracy A. Moresby, Mining Registrar at Paeroa.

Martin Road —

Tom Martin, little old miner who had the first shanty in this road.

Morgan Street —

Robert Morgan, Manager, Grand Junction Battery. Father of Evan and David.

Mueller Street —

Gerhard Mueller, Commissioner of Crown Lands.

Newman Street —

Walter Newman, Accountant with Waihi Company. Grandfather of John Newman.

Parry Palm Avenue —

Hon. W. E. Parry (formerly part of Seddon and before that Broadway).

Rosemont Road —

Rosemont Mine.

Roycroft Street —

George Roycroft, an early settler.

Russell Street —

T. H. Russell, Mining promoter.

Savage Road —

Henry Clinton Savage and Mary Ann Savage, owners of the freehold.

Seddon Street and Seddon Avenue —

Right Hon. Richard John Seddon (formerly Main Street and before that Waihi Street.

Silverton Road —

Road to Silverton Battery.

Slevin Street —

Joseph E. Slevin.

Stafford Street —

Berkeley H. Stafford, on office staff of the Waihi Company.

Toomey Street —

Nicholas Toomey.

Union Street —

Union Mine.

Walmsley Road —

Horatio Walmsley, owner of large area of bush-covered land at end of the road. Uncle of Stewart Walmsley.

Wilson Street —

John Wilson of Katikati held property in this street.

Wrigley Street —

James Marsden Wrigley, Journalist. Father of Keith and Wynn.

Walker Street —

J. W. (Long Drive) Walker.