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Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1966

Wellington Street:

Wellington Street:

Probably commemorates the Duke of Wellington or possibly the City of Wellington across the Straits.

The early surveyors drew the street boldly on the map running from the corner at Snow's Hill and cutting across the ends of Kawai Street, Mount Street and Gloucester Street before returning to Waimea Street almost On the line of the present Kerr Street. But the Town Board of Works gave it up and the formed road finished at Mount Street with a lane running down to Kerr Street.