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Old Birkenhead Names

Updated: Feb 28, 2023

At a committee meeting,Glad Durham put on his thinking cap and came up with the following list of old Birkenhead place names.

Taylor’s Hill - Hill above Birkdale Intermediate

Walton’s Corner - corner Birkdale and Beach Haven Roads

The Culvert - The deep dip between Waltons Corner and Lancaster Road

Hilder’s Corner - corner Rangitira / Beach Haven Roads

Anderson’s Hill - corner Rangitira Roads and Hadfield Street

Bagots Hill - Verrans Corner Hill, by reservoir

Marris’s Hill - Waipa St hill opposite Kauri Road

McGovern’s Hill - Mokoia Road Hill, McGovern’s Store

Swindail’s Hollow - Mokoia Road, by Swindails House

Newton’s Hill - Hill above Birkdale School

Aeroview Estate - Huia Road, now Aeroview Drive

The Lagoon - old swimming hole, now on Lauderdale Road, by end Levesque Street

Hadfield’s Corner - corner Balmain Roadd and Waipa Street

Wragge’s Garden - cnr Awanui Street and Hinemoa Street

Wendy Cottage - home of Bettina Edwards

The Oaks - In Onewa Road, Charlie Inwards home


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