Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1966
Descriptive name given from the first. It is a well known street in Nelson. In the early days there was a forest along one side of the Brook and Wakefield thought of placing the Botanical Gardens in the Valley. The area near Scotland Street and Seymour Avenue was known as Little Scotland. In 1845 one John MacDonald was charged with squatting on the Town Belt in Brook Street. The Dun Railway Depot was in upper Brook Street and the rocks surrounding the valley, the Brook Street Volcanics, are well known to New Zealand geologists.