Set­tler’s tracks were first roads

Four prin­ci­ples were used to name early streets in grow­ing set­tle­ment

Whanganui Chronicle - - News - John Maslin

to give his name to Al­bert Cres. It was in­tended the cres­cent would run in a semi-cir­cle from Camp­bell St to Ni­blett St and par­al­lel to Dublin St but that par­tic­u­lar road­way was never formed.

Photo / Stu­art Munro

Pur­nell St was named after James Pur­nell, the town clerk from 1888 to 1905. It was orig­i­nally named Asy­lum Rd.

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