Aerodrome Road Runs parallel with and leads into the Greymouth Aerodrome.
This road used to run across the aerodrome and connect with what is now Water Walk Road Albert Street / Mall Albert is a corruption of the name Arapata Horou, a Maori elder and signatory to the Deed of Sale of Greymouth.
Jack Flood and Eric Belcher also gave me several ideas.
Most of the information was abstracted from local histories published over the years, but some is from the Karoro Cemetery Register and the files of the Grey River Argus newspaper.
This is really still a work in progress, so I am sure that other information will eventually come to light about some of the names not well covered here.
The Grey District Council accepts no responsibility for the material included.
Most is based on historical research, but some is an educated guess on the part of the compiler.
Lastly, I must thank Margaret Mort most sincerely for her help in setting up and publishing this booklet.The first Council of nine members was elected on 26 August 1868.Early on the whole area was informally known as “The Grey,” but the township was first named ‘Crescent City’ because of the shape it formed round the river.Many of the streets are named for English political rebels and reformers of their times.Richard Cobden, 1804-1865, was himself a radical politician involved in repealing the Corn Laws, emancipating the worker and encouraging free trade.This is owned and managed today by the Mawhera Incorporation.