Stories from the Streets and 1960s Panui

Published on 28 May 2024


Caption: Redwood, Pine Avenue, between Lyster Lane and Queen Street, felled by Arthur Clouston, 1957

Based on information from Lynly Yate’s book Upper Hutt streets : the stories behind their names (which is available for borrowing at the libraries,) this display uncovers the rich and often surprising histories behind the names of some of our Upper Hutt streets.

Discover which street is named after one of the first police dogs in New Zealand, the controversy over the felling of a historic tree and the connection Upper Hutt holds with New Zealand’s first national librarian.