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Dunedin City Council – Kaunihera-a-rohe o Otepoti

This page contains a register of suggested road names the public can contribute to.

The names need to comply with the new selection criteria.

The register will be used by the Infrastructure Services Committee when naming roads and there will be a range of pre-approved names for property developers to use if they want.

You can make a proposal for a road name by using the online form in the related information section or by visiting one of our Services Centre or agencies.

Road Name Register

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Arthur Barnett

(1873-1959).  Businessman and founder of the Arthur Barnett chain of department stores.  Born in Dunedin, he opened his first shop in 1903 and within 10 years had one of the largest shops in the South Island.  He was also a noted philanthropist and was awarded the OBE in 1951.

Is the name available for selection: Yes - available
Appropriate Locality :
Mcallister

Dr McAllister worked in the Mosgiel/Taieri area for 50 years, especially in Maternity and Sports Medicine.

Is the name available for selection: No - name assigned
Appropriate Locality : Mcallister Lane, off Hagart-Alexander Drive, Mosgiel
Hollows
Prominent eye surgeon who was born and trained in Dunedin. Founded the Fred Hollows Foundation.
Is the name available for selection: No - name assigned
Appropriate Locality : Fred Hollows Way, off Malvern Street, Dunedin
William Armson

(1832/3 -1883) Architect. Born in London, he moved to New Zealand in 1852. He trained in Melbourne as an architect, and returned to Dunedin in 1862. He was employed by the Provincial Council as a draughtsman, before returning to private practice in 1864. He was responsible for many buildings in Australia and New Zealand, especially in Christchurch. His crowning glory was the BNZ building on the corner of Princes and Rattray Streets, begun in 1879. He did not live to see it completed, but is reputed to be the most expensive building built in Dunedin for more than 100 years.

Is the name available for selection: Yes - available
Appropriate Locality :
Edmund Anscombe
(1874-1948). Architect. Born in England, but emigrated to Dunedin as a baby. From 1901-1906 he travelled widely in the US and trained as an architect. On his return to Dunedin he designed many buildings for Otago University, several churches and the buildings for the NZ and South Seas International Exhibition 1925-26. He later moved to Wellington and continued his work there until his death.
Is the name available for selection: Yes - available
Appropriate Locality :
Joseph Braithwaite
Bookseller and Mayor. Born in England, his family emigrated to Australia in 1852 and then to Dunedin in 1860. He married in 1872 and had between 16 and 22 children. He opened a bookshop in 1863, eventually opening “Braithwaites Book Arcade” on Princes Street in 1883. He was elected as a Councillor in 1901 and 1903 and elected unopposed as Mayor in 1905, serving only a single term.
Is the name available for selection: Yes - available
Appropriate Locality :
Brennan
The Brennan Family of Upper Junction lost four sons in World War I. Adolphus (Wellington, 1915), William (Somme, 1916), John (Ypres 1917) and Richard (Le Cateau 1918)
Is the name available for selection: Yes - available
Appropriate Locality : Upper Junction
Crockett
The Crockett Family of Roslyn lost three Sons in World War I. Joseph (Gallipoli, 1915), Charles (Somme, 1916) and John (Ypres, 1917).
Is the name available for selection: Yes - available
Appropriate Locality : Roslyn
William Dawson
(1852-1923). Born in Scotland. He was first elected to Council in 1885 and in 1887 was elected mayor for a single term. In 1892 he was again elected to Council. He served as the Member of Parliament for Dunedin Suburbs from 1890-1893.
Is the name available for selection: Yes - available
Appropriate Locality :
George Denniston
Prominent Dunedin Businessman he was elected to Council in 1897 and was mayor in 1901-02.
Is the name available for selection: Yes - available
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