Topic: Victoria Street, Christchurch Street

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Named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901).

Named after Queen Victoria (1819-1901).

Formerly Whately Road. Named after Richard Whately (1787-1863).

Re-named Victoria Street.

Whately was Archbishop of Dublin and a member of the Canterbury Association from 1848.

One of the original streets of Christchurch named in 1850. The names were taken from bishoprics listed in Burke's Peerage.

Re-named Victoria Street in 1877 after George Gould presented a petition signed by 61 residents asking that the name be changed.

Whately Road is still being referred to in the Star in 1886.

 

 

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Victoria Street, Christchurch Street


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