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Tararua History Eastern Hutt Place Name Origins

Compiled by Jeremy Foster -> mailto:jjfoster [snail] xtra [period] co [period] nz, January 2020.

Revised: 10 August 2020.

The document is laid out in the following style:

Locality Name for example – Arabella Rock.
Type of geographical feature for example – Geographic Feature.
Definition for example – A Latin word meaning beautiful altar.
Source of the information for example – Map.
Meaning of the information for example – Internet Dictionary.
Time frame when the name came into existence for example – 1900s.

This document is about the origin of the names of various topographical features, tracks, huts and other sites of the eastern side of the Hutt Valley. It excludes street names.

The area for the purposes of this document covers is from Stokes Valley to Baring Head area. It is the eastern side of the Hutt Valley and Wellington Harbour to the start of the watershed of Wainuiomata. It excludes the following:

  • Tracks in the Haywards Eastern Hills Scenic Reserve.
  • Tracks associated with the Waiu Street Mountain Bike Park in Wainuiomata that extend to the Hutt

Valley.

  • Place names from Burdan Gates to Stokes Valley including bays, suburbs and headlands.

Other documents that relate to the area are:

  • For information on the topographical features, tracks, huts and other sites of Wainuiomata, that is the watershed from the head of the Wainuiomata River to the mouth where it enters the sea at the Wainuiomata Coast and its tributaries, see Wainuiomata Place Name Origins.

The Map sources are from various topographical maps as stated in the Bibliography.

See the Bibliography for further sources of information.

Adams Hill High Point
Joseph Tyndall Adams (1842 – 1912) was a master mariner but later settled in Taita, Hutt Valley. It is a high point between the Taita, Hutt Valley and Stokes Valley.

Source – Map. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1910s.

Arabella Rock Geographic Feature
A sailing ship Arabella struck the rock in 1861. It is a Latin word meaning beautiful altar. It is located in Fitzroy Bay.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1900s.

Big Gully Bay Geographic Feature
Geographical term in that the area is large. It is also known as Pipes Bay.

Source – Map. Information – The Pencarrow Walk – Eastbourne to Kohangatera compiled and published by the East Harbour Environmental Association. Time Frame – 1950s.

Bluff Point Headland
Geographical term in that it is a broad rounded cliff.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1840s.

Bridle Track High Point
To help restrain a horses movements when necessary. It is a path or trail or thoroughfare that is used by people riding on horses. This was a track located between Stokes Valley and Mangaroa Valley that was built in the 1860s. The track is still partially there and is now known as the Horoeka Street Track.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1910s.

Bucks, Mt High Point
George Green Bucks (1818 – 1894) was a 19th century settler at Taita, Hutt Valley. It is a high point between Taita, Hutt Valley and Stokes Valley.

Source – Map. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1840s.

Bus Barn Track Track
It starts / finishes at the bus barn where buses turn around and are stored. It is also known as the Korohiwa Track.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1930s.

Butterfly Creek Water
A view showing a carpet of thick, dark green bush covering many acres, and set in the midst of lighter green shape – a perfectly formed butterfly. It could be seen from the top of the Matipo Street Track from the 1920s to 1951 when looking down into the valley. After 1951 it gradually lessened due to either bush fires or bush clearance.

Source – Map. Information – Butterfly Creek – A Visitors Guide To The Forests Between Eastbourne And Wainuiomata by Eastbourne Forest Rangers. Time Frame – 1900s.

Camac Hut, Gollans Valley Hut
An amalgamation of two peoples first name and surname, that is Cameron William Grant Jelley (1911 – 1979) and Percival David Anthony McCrae (1913 – 1982). The hut was in existence from the 1920s to 1963.

Source – Newspaper Article. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1920s.

Cameron Creek Water
Cameron, Mt High Point
Cameron Ridge Track Track
John Cameron (1823 – 1888) was a 19th century settler in the Gollans Valley area. The family farmed from the 1840s to 1914. Mt Cameron was also known as Rhodes Hill. Cameron Stream is also known as Waimikomiko Stream.

Source – Map. Information – The Land Barons Of Wainuiomata by Gavin Wallace. Time Frame – 1840s.

Camp Bay Geographic Feature
People from Eastbourne used to camp here in the summer months in the early 20th Century.

Source – Map. Information – The Pencarrow Walk – Eastbourne to Kohangatera compiled and published by the East Harbour Environmental Association. Time Frame – 1900s.

Cheviot Road Track Track
Cheviot Wellington Rangi Dillion Bell (1892 – 1960) was a son of Francis Henry Dillon Bell (1851 – 1936) who owned land in Lowry Bay, Eastbourne.

Source – Map. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1930s.

Coolag Hut, Gollans Valley Hut
The origin of this name is not known. It is however known that it was named after 2 people whose surname started with Coo and Lag. The hut was in existence from the 1920s to 1963.

Source – Newspaper Article. Information – ?? Time Frame – 1920s.

CW Jelleys Hut, Gollans Valley Hut
Cameron William Grant Jelley (1911 – 1979) was a tramper in the Wainuiomata and Orongorongos from the 1930s. The hut was in existence from the 1930s to 1963.

Source – A Chronology Of The Tararua And Rimutaka Ranges – 6th Edition by Ross Kerr. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1930s.

Delaney Reservoir Track Track
Thomas Patrick Delaney (1871 – 1955) was a 20th century farmer in Stokes Valley.

Source – Map. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey. Time Frame – 1950s.

Dillion Street Track Track
Francis Henry Dillon Bell (1851 – 1936) owned land in Lowry Bay, Eastbourne. He was a lawyer, mayor, politician and prime minister of New Zealand. Also on this track is the brick foundations of the house of Emma Jackson nee Ogden (1813 – 1888).

Source – Map. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1930s.

Dyett, Mt High Point
Henry Lewis Percy Dyett (1889 – 1975) was a surveyor. He was also associated with Karori, Wellington.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1950s.

East Harbour Regional Park Reserve / Park
Geographical term in that the area is on the east side of the harbour. It is covers the area from the Wainuiomata Hill Road to Burdans Gate in Eastbourne. It incorporates the Francis Bell Reserve, Plantation Reserve and the Eastbourne Domain Recreation Reserve.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1980s.

Eastbourne Domain Recreation Reserve Reserve / Park
It is named after the England town of Eastbourne. The reserve covered the area south of Mt Hawtrey covering Butterfly Creek and Upper Gollans Valley to Burdans Gate vicinity. It is now part of the East Harbour Regional Park.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1920s.

Ferry Road Track Track
A ferry service started in the 1890s between Eastbourne and Wellington. It was also known as the Days Bay Track.

Source – Map. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey. Time Frame – 1930s.

Finger Hill High Point
Geographical term in that it looks like a finger.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1880s.

Fitzroy Bay Water
Robert Fitzroy (1805 – 1865) was a Governor General of New Zealand from 1843 to 1845. He was also captain on the ship Beagle with Charles Robert Darwin (1809 – 1882).

Source – Map. Information – Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1840s.

Francis Bell Grove Track Track
Francis Bell Reserve Reserve / Park
Francis Henry Dillon Bell (1851 – 1936) owned land in Lowry Bay, Eastbourne. He was a lawyer, mayor, politician and prime minister of New Zealand. The reserve covered the area south of the Wainuiomata Hill Road to north of Mt Lowry in the Lowry Bay vicinity. It is now part of the East Harbour Regional Park. The track was in existence from the 1950s to the 1990s. The Francis Bell Grove Track was also known as the Lowry Bay Track.

Source – Map. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1880s.

Golders Valley Valley / Gully
William Golder (1810 – 1876) was a 19th century settler in the Hutt Valley. He was also a poet, school master and bush clearer. It is located in the Gollans Valley area.

Source – Map. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1880s.

Goldmans Valley Valley / Gully
The origin of this name is not known. It is located in the Gollans Valley area.

Source – Map. Information – ?? Time Frame – 1880s.

Gollans Stream Water
Donald Matheson Gollan (1811 – 1887) was a New Zealand Company official in the 1840s.

Source – Map. Information – Eastbourne: A History Of The Eastern Bays by Ann Beaglehole. Time Frame – 1840s.

Green Hut, Butterfly Creek Hut
The colour of the hut is green. The private hut is located near the intersection of the Kowhai Street and McKenzie Street Tracks. The hut was built in the 1920s and is still there.

Source – Local Knowledge. Information – Conversation with various peoples. Time Frame – 1940s.

Hanify, Mt High Point
Hugo James Haren Page Hanify (1865 – 1945) was a civil engineer and surveyor. He laid out all the streets and surveyed the whole of the Point Howard suburb. It is located on a high point on the Howard Road Track.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1920s.

Hawtrey, Mt High Point
Hawtrey Track Track
Montague John Greg Hawtrey (1805 – 1886) was of Trinity College, Cambridge, England. He was a friend and supporter of Edward Gibbon Wakefield (1796 – 1862) who was involved in the European settlement of New Zealand. The Hawtrey Track has its origins in that it was also a Maori Track.

Source – Map. Information – Eastbourne: A History Of The Eastern Bays by Ann Beaglehole. Time Frame – 1840s.

Haywards Eastern Hills Scenic Reserve Reserve / Park
Harry Miles Hayward (1857 – 1953) was a 19th century settler who resided in Whites Lines East, Hutt Valley.

Source – Map. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1880s.

Hinds Point Headland
Samuel Hinds (1793 – 1872) was a avid clerical (religious) supporter of the New Zealand Company who resided in England. It is also known as Quarry Bluff.

Source – Map. Information – The Pencarrow Walk – Eastbourne to Kohangatera compiled and published by the East Harbour Environmental Association and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1840s.

Hornes Ridge Ridge
Robert Leatham Horn (1866 – 1945) was a farmer in Gollans Valley and supplied Eastbourne with milk until about 1917.

Source – Map. Information – Eastbourne: A History Of The Eastern Bays by Ann Beaglehole. Time Frame – 1900s.

Horoeka Street Track Track
A native tree whose foliage that changes from long and thin when young to wider and more rounded as the tree matures. It is also known as the lancewood. It incorporates part of a track between Stokes Valley and Mangaroa Valley that was built in the 1860s and was known as the Bridle Track.

Source – Map, Hutt City Track and Trails.. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1860s.

Howard Road Track Track
Philip Henry Howard (1801 – 1883) was a member of parliament in England and a committee member of the New Zealand Association. The track was one of the early tracks into Wainuiomata prior to the Wainuiomata Hill Road being built in the late 1850s.

Source – Map. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1840s.

Inconstant Point Headland
A sailing ship called the Inconstant came ashore here in 1848 but was later refloated.

Source – Map. Information – The Pencarrow Walk – Eastbourne to Kohangatera compiled and published by the East Harbour Environmental Association. Time Frame – 1840s.

Kaeaea Track Track
A shortened version of Karearea the native Falcon.

Source – Map, Hutt City Tracks and Trails. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 2018.

Kaitawa Road Track Track
The food of the tawa tree. Kai means food. Tawa is a native tree of the laurel family, which bears damson like fruit. It is also known as the York Bay Track.

Source – Map. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey. Time Frame – 1930s.

Kamahi Street Track Track
Kāmahi is a tall native tree (Weinmannia racemosa) with small cream–coloured flowers and dark timber. It was originally a farm track.

Source – Map, Hutt City Tracks and Trails. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1970s.

Kelly, Mt High Point
Richard Kelly (18?? – ?) was a 19th century settler in Gollans Valley. It is a high point in the Gollans Valley area.

Source – Map. Information – ?? Time Frame – 1870s.

Kereru Track Track
Kererū is a native pigeon (Hemiphaga novaeseelandiae) which has mainly greenish metallic plumage with white underparts and a purplish crimson bill and feet.

Source – Map. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1930s.

Kingsley Street Track Track
The kings wood / meadow which refers to the trees located in the area.

Source – Map, Hutt City Tracks and Trails. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1970s.

Knights Hill High Point
Charles Prendergast Knight (1871 – 1966) was a land owner in the Whitemans Valley and Stokes Valley area. He resided in Wellington. It is a high point between Stokes Valley and the Silverstream Landfill.

Source – Map. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1910s.

Kohangapiripiri, Lake Water
Kohangapiripiri Track Track
A strongly clinging nest on account of the area being very wind swept. Kohanga means nest. Piripiri means cling.

Source – Map. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1800s.

Kohangatera, Lake Water
Kohangatera Track Track
A nest basking in the sun – a sheltered place with food aplenty. Kohanga means nest. Tera means basking in the sun.

Source – Map. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1800s.

Korau Recreation Reserve Reserve / Park
Kōrau is a large tree fern (Cyathea medullaris).

Source – Map. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1950s.

Korimako Circular / Loop Track Track
Korimako Track Track
A native olive green songbird (Anthornis melanura) with a short curved bill and dark bluish–black wings known for its loud, clear, liquid songs. It is also known as the bellbird.

Source – Map. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1930s.

Korohiwa Track Track
A dawn chorus from the birds that used to be in the area. A Māori pā used to be on the shoreline. It also means pink paua from the shellfish on the shoreline. It is also known as the Bus Barn Track.

Source – Map. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1930s.

Kotuku Kawau Rock Geographic Feature
A native white and black cormorant / shag bird species. Kōtuku means white cormorant / shag. Kawau means black cormorant / shag. It is also known as Shag Rock.

Source – Map, Greater Wellington Regional Council. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1800s.

Kowhai Street Track Track
Kōwhai is a native tree that grows to around 8 m high and have fairly smooth bark with small leaves. It produces yellow flowers.

Source – Map. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1930s.

Lakes Block Circuit Track Track
It goes around the lake in a circular direction.

Source – Map, Greater Wellington Regional Council. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 2000s.

Lees Creek Water
The origin of the name is not known. However it relates to the Māori land that is from the Coast Road to Fitzroy Bay at Wainuiomata.

Source – Map. Information – ?? Time Frame – 1900s.

Leightons Gully Track Track
Herbert Ernest Leighton (1869 – 1945) was a auctioneer and land agent. He lived on the south side of Whites Line, Hutt Valley. He was also a Lower Hutt Borough Councillor (1903 – 1905). It was originally a wide benched track used by horse traffic. The track was one of the early tracks into Wainuiomata prior to the Wainuiomata Hill Road being built in the late 1850s. The track name prior to Henry Ernest Leighton owning land in the area is not known. It is also known as Morepork Track.

Source – Map, Friends of the Waiwhetu Haywards Scenic Reserve. Information – Friends Of The Waiwhetu Haywards Scenic Reserve. Time Frame – 1840s.

Lighthouse Track Track
Pencarrow Lighthouse was constructed in 1859. However a light existed at this point from the 1840s.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1850s.

Link Ridge Ridge
Geographical term in that it is linking two points. It is located between Valley View Hill and Mt Sugarloaf.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1900s.

Lowry Bay Track Track
Richard Jennings Lowry (1816 – 1840) was a First Mate on the Tory, the New Zealand Company Survey Ship, which anchored in Wellington Harbour in 1839. The track was also known as the Francis Bell Grove Track.

Source – Map. Information – Eastbourne: A History Of The Eastern Bays by Ann Beaglehole. Time Frame – 1840s.

McKenzie Track Track
Francis Andrew Wallace McKenzie (1824 – 1892) was a member of parliament in New Zealand and a farmer. He owned land in this area of Eastbourne.

Source – Map. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1930s.

Main Ridge Track Track
Geographical term in that it is the prominent ridge and that it is long and narrow. It was also known as the West Ridge Track. It follows the ridge from Mt Lowry and goes to the Kereru Track located at Eastbourne. The track has its origins in that it was also a Maori Track.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1960s.

Middle Ridge Track Track
Geographical term in that it is the middle of a long and narrow nearby series of ridges. It is located between Butterfly Creek and Mt Hawtrey.

Source – Map, Local Knowledge. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1960s.

Mitchell, Mt High Point
Thomas John Mitchell (1889 – 1969) came to Stokes Valley in 1897. He and his family owned a dairy farm at the entrance to Stokes Valley. He also supplied milk as part of the Mitchell Bros, Taita, Hutt Valley.

Source – Map. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1940s.

Moana Track Track
A body of open water like the sea / ocean.

Source – Map, Hutt City Tracks and Trails. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 2000s.

Morepork Track Track
A owl which has large, staring eyes and a mournful cry. Riders stopped on the track for a chat and there were 3 baby morepork chilling on a branch about 2 metres away. It is also known as Leightons Gully Track.

Source – Map, Trailforks. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1840s.

Muritai Park Track Track
A sea breeze. Muri means breeze. Tai means sea.

Source – Map. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1930s.

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Nga Hu and Nga Rerenga
from The Great Harbour Of Tara
by G. Leslie Adkin

Nga Hu Personal Name
The sound. Named after a Māori woman who had a narrow escape from drowning. Ngā means the. Hū means sound.

Source – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin, The Land of Tara and they who settled it by Elsdon Best. Time Frame – 1800s.

Nga Rerenga Personal Name
The flight. Named after a Māori woman who had a narrow escape from drowning. Ngā means the. Rerenga means flight.

Source – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin, The Land of Tara and they who settled it by Elsdon Best. Time Frame – 1800s.

Ngaumatau Road Track Track
A bite of the fish hook. Ngau means bite. Matau means fish hook.

Source – Map. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1930s.

Ngutu–ihe Pa Settlement
A beak of the garfish. Ngutu means beak. Ihe means garfish. It is also a name of a high point along the Howard Road Track.

Source – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Okakaho Stream Water
A place of the flower culms / stalks of the toetoe. Ō means of. Kākaho means flower culms / stalks of the toetoe.

Source – Map. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Old Soil Bureau Track Track
The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research had a Soil Research Centre in the area. This was closed in the early 1990s.

Source – Map. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1960s.

Paiaka Stream Water
A root of a tree. It is also named after the ship SS Paiaka that came ashore in 1906. It is also known as Te Karaka Stream.

Source – Map. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Parangarahu / Parangarehu / Parangarau Pa Settlement
The fern basket. It was a place where the people from the Māori village at Te Atiawa, Petone visited seasonally and produced wheat among other things. It is the pa of Tautoki – younger brother of Tara. Para means fern. Nga means the. Rahu means basket. The pa was abandoned by the 1850s.

Source – Map, The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Paraonui / Paraoanui Settlement
A large whale. It was also the site of a Māori fishing community. Para means fish. O means of. Nui means large.

Source – Map, The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Pencarrow Coast Road Track
Pencarrow Head Headland
Pencarrow Lakes Water
A head of the valley or high fort. It is from the Cornwall, England residence of Sir William Molesworth (1810 – 1855) who was a director of the New Zealand Company. He was also a member of parliament in England. Pencarrow Lakes is now known as the Parangarahu Lakes. It is also known as Te–Rae–akiaki.

Source – Map. Information – and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1840s.

Pinehaven Ridge Track Track
The pine tree (sequoia) grows in the vicinity which began to be planted in 1926.

Source – Map, Trailforks. Information – Upper Hutt Street A–Z Master Themes by Lynly Yates. Time Frame – 1940s.

Pipes Bay Geographic Feature
Large concrete sewer pipes used to be stored here from the 1950s to the 2000s. It is also known as Big Gully Bay.

Source – Map. Information – The Pencarrow Walk – Eastbourne to Kohangatera by East Harbour Environmental Association. Time Frame – 1950s.

Plantation Reserve Reserve / Park
A place where exotic trees like pine trees were grown and are still there. The reserve covered the area south of Mt Lowry to the north of Mt Hawtrey in the Days Bay vicinity. It is now part of the East Harbour Regional Park.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1930s.

Quarry Bluff Headland
A place where stones and other materials were extracted. It is also known as Hinds Point.

Source – Map, The Pencarrow Walk – Eastbourne to Kohangatera compiled and published by the East Harbour Environmental Association. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1900s.

Rata Street Loop Track Track
Rātā is a tall native tree (Metrosideros robusta (Northern), Metrosideros umbellata (Southern)) with red flowers similar to those of the pohutukawa. It starts as vine and eventually engulfs its host tree.

Source – Map. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1950s.

Raukawa Street Track Track
The leaves of the kawakawa. It is a small native tree or shrub (Raukaua edgerleyi) with medicinal properties. Such leaves were worn by chiefs in mourning, and gave their name to the Raukawa tribe. The raukawa is also an aromatic plant. It was originally a farm track. Also it was known as Norrie Drive track. This was named after Charles Willoughby Moke Norrie (1893 – 1977) who was the Governor General of New Zealand from 1952 to 1957.

Source – Map, Insight Stokes Valley. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1940s.

Rhodes Hill High Point
William Bernard Rhodes (1807 – 1878) was a 19th century leaseholder in Gollans Valley. He had cattle running in the area. It is now known as Mt Cameron.

Source – Map. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1840s.

Scout Hut, Gollans Valley Hut
A organisation that caters to youth through adventurous experiences to lead lives that make a positive difference. It was also known as Whare O Poroane – Browns Hut. The hut was in existence from the 1920s to 1963.

Source – Newspaper Article. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1900s.

Shag Rock Geographic Feature
A native white and black cormorant / shag bird species. It is also known as Kotuku Kawau.

Source – Map, Greater Wellington Regional Council. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1990s.

Snake, Mt High Point
A Snake Feather is a species of flowering plant which is native to tropical West Africa from Nigeria east to the Congo. It is regarded as a weed in New Zealand.

Source – Map. Information – Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1960s.

Stan Hunts Hut, Butterfly Creek Hut
Stanley Alfred Hunt (1929 – 2019) was associated with the Eastbourne Forest Rangers and was a volunteer with other organisations. The private hut was built in the 1970s along the Middle Ridge Track and is still there.

Source – Local Knowledge. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1970s.

Stewart, Mt High Point
Allan William Stewart (1928 – present) was a engineer, civil surveyor who worked for the Hutt County in the 1960s and 1970s.

Source – Map. Information – Hutt County Council Centenary 1877 – 1977 by James M Daley. Time Frame – 1960s.

Stokes, Mt High Point
Stokes Valley Track Track
Robert Stokes (1809 – 1880) was a surveyor for the New Zealand Company. He later entered into business. He was also represented on various political bodies. Stokes Valley Track was also known as Top Bush Track.

Source – Hutt City Tracks and Trails. Information – Hutt County Council Centenary 1877 – 1977 by James M Daley and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1960s.

Summit Road Firebreak Track
Geographical term in that a road runs along the spur of the hill towards the summit.

Source – Map. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey. Time Frame – 1960s.

Swainson Stake High Point
William John Swainson (1789 – 1855) was a ornithologist, malacologist, conchologist, entomologist and a artist. It is located near Mt Cameron.

Source – Map. Information – Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1880s.

Sykes Hill High Point
George Sykes (1815 – 1873) was a 19th century settler at Waiwhetu, Hutt Valley. It is located in the Stokes Valley area.

Source – Map. Information – Electoral Roll. Time Frame – 1870s.

Taita Lawn Cemetery Track Track
Taita Reservoir Track Track
Tāita is a accumulation of logs or driftwood.

Source – Hutt City Tracks and Trails. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1960s.

Takapau–rangi Settlement
A flat sleeping mat where there is sky. It was a inland temporary settlement for the people of the Para–ngaregu pa. It located at the northern end of Lake Kohangatera. Takapau means flat sleeping mat. Rangi means sky.

Source – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Tawhai Street Track Track
A native tree which is known as the silver beech.

Source – Map, Hutt City Tracks and Trails. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1970s.

TCI Firebreak Track
TCI (Technical Correspondence Institute) offered mainly theory training in trades subjects. In 1990 the organisation was renamed to The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand. The firebreak is mostly overgrown now.

Source – Map, Hutt City Tracks and Trails. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1960s.

Te Anakopiro Cave
The cave is steep in water. Te means the. Ana means cave. Kopiro means steep in water.

Source – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Te Karaka Stream Water
The native tree (Corynocarpus laevigatus) with glossy leaves and orange berries. Te means the. Karaka means to be orange. It is also known as Paiaka Stream.

Source – Map, Eastbourne: A History Of The Eastern Bays by Ann Beaglehole. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1800s.

Te Koromiko Vegetation
The native bushy shrub (Hebe elliptica) that has narrow pointed leaves up to 4 meters tall, but often less. Te means the. Koromiko is a native shrub with small, thick, folded leaves in four neat rows, white flower.

Source – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – Māori Dictionary. Time Frame – 1800s.

Te Rae–akiaki Headland
The headland where the sea dashes up or pounds. Te means the. Rae means headland. Akiaki means dash. It is also known as Pencarrow Head.

Source – Map, The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Te Rae–O-Paua Headland
The promontory or coastal headland of Paua. It may also may be a corruption of Poua which would link this with the vernacular name of Baring Head (Orua–Pouanui). Te means the. Rae means headland. O means of. Paua means shellfish.

Source – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Te Wera Personal Name
The hot. Bears the name of a warrior of Ngāti–Mutunga, slain there by Te Retimana, a war prisoner from the Wairarapa. There is a very prominent rock with an overhang here. Te means the. Wera means hot.

Source – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Time Frame – 1800s.

Te Whiti Riser Track Track
Te Whiti O Rongomai (1830 – 1907) was a Te Ati Awa prophet of Parihaka, Taranaki. It was named by Ihaia Porutu Puketapu (1887 – 1971).

Source – Map. Information – Wikipedia. Time Frame – 2016.

Trig Gully High Point
A reference point on high ground used in surveying, typically marked by a small pillar. It is located along the hill side between Stokes Valley and the Silverstream Landfill.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Search. Time Frame – 1910s.

Valley View Hill High Point
Geographical term in that there is a long, narrow region of low land between hills ranges and that there is a view from the top.

Source – Map. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 1880s.

Waimikomiko Stream Water
A stream where lots of young nikau reside. Wai means stream. Mikomiko means young nikau. It is also known as Cameron Stream.

Source – Map, The Great Harbour Of Tara by G. Leslie Adkin. Information – Māori Place Names Dictionary. Time Frame – 1800s.

Waiwhetu, Mt High Point
Starry Water. Wai means water. Whetu means stars.

Source – Map. Information – Māori Place Names Dictionary. Time Frame – 1800s.

Wet Jandle Track Track
A slang term in that the track is difficult. The track is beside the Summit Road Firebreak.

Source – Trailforks. Information – Internet Dictionary. Time Frame – 2000s.

Wheelers Way Track Track
Allen Henry Wheeler (1903 – 1984) was a Royal Air Force officer and pilot who served during World War Two in England. He lived in England. Aircraft themes were used for naming in the Blue Mountains, Upper Hutt subdivision.

Source – Map, Trailforks. Information – Upper Hutt Street A–Z Master Themes by Lynly Yates and Wikipedia. Time Frame – 1950s.

Wilkie Crescent Firebreak Track
George Wilkie (1797 – 1865) was a 19th century settler in the Hutt Valley.

Source – Map, Hutt City Tracks and Trails. Information – Valley And Bays – Origins Of Street Names In Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata by Alison Carey. Time Frame – 1960s.

Wry Hill High Point
The origin the name is not known. However one possibility is that it is thought to be a shorten version of Lowry.

Source – Map. Information – ?? Time Frame – 1870s.

Bibliography

Maps

  • Hutt N160 1943.
  • Hutt N160 3rd Edition 1965.
  • Hutt N160 4th Edition 1977.
  • Lower Hutt BQ32 Edition 1 2009.
  • Lower Hutt BQ32 Edition 1 2017.
  • Turakirae R28 Edition 1 1978.
  • Wellington BQ31 Edition 2 2016.
  • Wellington N164 2nd Edition 1962.
  • Wellington N164 3rd Edition 1967.
  • Wellington N164 4th Edition 1974.
  • Wellington R27 1st Edition 1979.
  • Wellington R27 and part Q27 2nd Edition 1983.
  • Wellington R27, R28 and part Q27 3rd Edition 1996.
  • Wellington R27, R28 and part Q27 2006.

Surveyor Field Books from Land Information New Zealand.

Other Sources

Birth and Deaths dates have been obtained from:

  • Birth, Death and Marriage Indexes from New Zealand, England and Ireland.
  • Other genealogy sources such as Ancestry and Find My Past.
Other:
  • All Trails website.
  • Department of Conservation (DOC) website.
  • Eastbourne Tracks and Trails Brochures.
  • Friends of the Waiwhetu's Haywards Scenic Reserve website.
  • Greater Wellington Regional Council (GRWC) website.
  • Hutt City Tracks and Trails Brochures.
  • Internet Dictionary.
  • Internet Searches.
  • Maps Past New Zealand website.
  • New Zealand Electoral Rolls from the 1860s to present.
  • Papers Past website.
  • Petone Settlers Data.
  • Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust.
  • Stokes Valley History Facebook web page.
  • Tararua Tramping Club Trip reports and website.
  • Trailforks website.
  • Tupoki Takarangi Trust.
  • Wainuiomata Trail Project website.
  • Wikipedia.

Books / Documents

  • Adkin, G. Leslie. The Great Harbour of Tara.
  • Bagnall, A. G. Okiwi – European Occupation of the Eastern Bays, Port Nicholson.
  • Beaglehole, Ann. Eastbourne: A History Of The Eastern Bays.
  • Best, Elsdon. The Land of Tara, and they who settled it, The Story of the Occupation of Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara (the Great Harbour of Tara), or Port Nicholson, by the Maoris.
  • Carey, Alison. Valley And Bays – Origins of Street Names in Lower Hutt, including Eastbourne, Petone and Wainuiomata.
  • Cochran, Chris and Maclean, Chris and Sheppard, Allan. Built Heritage of the Orongorongo Valley.
  • Daley, James M. Hutt City Council Centenary 1877 – 1977.
  • Eastbourne Forest Rangers. Butterfly Creek – A Visitors Guide to the Forests between Eastbourne and Wainuiomata.
  • East Harbour Environmental Association. The Pencarrow Walk – Eastbourne to Kohangatera.
  • Kenneally, J. M. and B. M. Wainuiomata These Passing Years.
  • Kerr, Ross. A Chronology of the Tararua and Rimutaka Ranges – 6th Edition.
  • Palmer, J. B. Notes on Maori Sites in Eastern Wellington Harbour - Journal of the Polynesian Society – Volume 65, No 4, 1956.
  • Raukara Consultants. Orua–Poua–Nui – Baring Head Cultural Values Report.
  • Reed, A.W. A Dictionary of Māori Place Names.
  • Stokes Valley Jaycee. Insight Stokes Valley.
  • Wallace, Gavin and Chambers, Dawn. Tales From Wainuiomata Past Volume 2.
  • Wallace, Gavin. The Land Barons Of Wainuiomata.
  • Wallace, Gavin (compiled). Tales From Wainuiomata Past.
  • Watts, Milton and Poppy. Stokes Valley Through The Years.
  • Yates, Lynly. Upper Hutt Street A–Z Master Themes.
  • Yates, Lynly. Upper Hutt District and Topographical Features.
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Edit - History - Recent changes - Wiki help - Search     About TTC     Contact us     About the website     Site map     email page as link -> mailto:?Subject=TTC: Eastern Hutt Place Name Origins&Body=From the TTC website: Eastern Hutt Place Name Origins (https://www [period] ttc [period] org [period] nz/pmwiki/pmwiki [period] php/TararuaHistory/EasternHuttPlaceNameOrigins) The origin of the names of various topographical features of the Eastern Hutt Valley.