Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1966
A quiet residential street now, although the early mapper put a barracks at one end and a section for a House of Correction at the other.
The Brougham, barque, arrived in Nelson in March, 1842, with immigrants, although, like the Bolton, she was not new to New Zealand. Carrington, the Surveyor General to the New Plymouth Company, had sailed into Tasman Bay in the Brougham in January, 1841, when he was looking for a suitable site for New Plymouth.
The street will be named from the barque which was probably named after Lord Brougham, Lord Chancellor of England in Grey's Ministry of 1830.