Topic: Nelson Street, Christchurch

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Named after the city and province of Nelson.

First appears in street directories in 1908.

First mentioned in The Press in 1901 in a report of a meeting of the Riccarton Road Board. The surveyor reported on the roads in Hall's township, and it was decided the board would take over Nelson Street, Elizabeth Street, Marlborough Street and Picton avenue, from Riccarton road to south side of Dilworth Street and from south side of Alma Street to the southern end of Picton avenue.

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Nelson Street, Christchurch