What's in a Name?

What's in a Name: Ian Morrison Road

RNZAF No. 1 Islands Group officers. L-R: Squadron Leader JHJ Stevenson, Senior Administration Officer, Air Commodore S Wallingford, Air Officer Commanding and Wing Commander I Morr..

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What's in a Name: Catalina Bay: The Mighty Flying Boat

The last Catalina delivered to the RNZAF, NZ4056 'KN-F' of No.5 Squadron. Credit: Whites Aviation, with thanks to Marcus’s Old Aircraft Photos In a ..

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What's in a Name: Ralph Cochrane

Amongst the host of fascinating histories about the WWII heroes Hobsonville Point’s roads are named after Air Chief Marshall the Hon. Sir Ralph Alexander Cochrane’s story is a&..

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What’s in a Name: Sidney Wallingford Way

Sidney Wallingford was born in 1898 in Kent, England, but moved with his family to NZ when he was 13. However, no sooner had he’d finished school at..

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What’s in a Name: Mill House

Doug and Audrey Mill beside their De Havilland Moth G-NZAT.F. D. Mill Collection, FDM-0915-P. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections.The grand colonial Georgian building known as ..

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What’s in a Name: Nevill Road

Left to right: Squadron Leader Leonard Henry Trent (awarded the Victoria Cross), Mr WJ Jordan and Air Commodore Arthur de Terrotte Nevill in front of a No. 487 Squadron Ventura at ..

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What’s in a Name: Buckley Avenue

Maurice ‘Buck’ Buckley (left), mechanic Bill Harrington and deputy chairman C.H. Hewlett, with Avro 504K biplane owned, 1921. Credit: Alexander Turnbull Library.Maurice ‘Buck..

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What’s in a Name: Eyton Kay Road

Stories of the heroes and heroines behind the names of the roads around the Point. Eyton Kay Road is named after Cyril Eyton Kay (RNZAF, DFC, CBE), who was mostly known as ‘Cyrus..

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What’s in a Name: Isitt Road

Air Vice Marshall Leonard M. Isitt, representing the Dominion of New Zealand, signs theinstrument of surrender. General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander, stands atthe mi..

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What’s in a Name: Frances Bryers Road

Welcome to our series on the history behind some of the road names in Hobsonville Point.Catherine Frances Bryers (Ngāpuhi, Ngāti Ruanui) began ..

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What’s in a Name: Jack Seabrook Road

Welcome to the second in our series on the history behind some of the road and place names in Hobsonville Point.Jack Seabrook Road (joined by Nevill R..

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What’s in a Name: Genevieve Lane

Welcome to the first article in our series on the history behind some of the street and place names in Hobsonville Point. Many are named after distinguished servicemen, but we’re..

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