Places

Find out more about what happened in the streets of Mt Victoria – listed in alphabetical order below.

Albany Avenue

12 Albany Ave was one of several houses built by George Baker

Austin Street

13 Austin St was the residence of Charles Baeyertz the writer and critic

Basin Reserve

The Basin Reserve is an historic cricket ground located on the edge of Mt Victoria.

Brougham Street

Brougham St was once known as Brougham Hill.

Read about the Schools on Brougham Hill.

It used to be a dairy farm, owned by the Tutchen family.

There are houses of interest in and around Brougham St.

Numbers 11,13, and 15 are some interesting places just off Brougham St.

17 Brougham St (Owd Trafford) and Art Deco Mt Victoria

50 Brougham Street is the site of the former Crossways Community Centre.

70 Brougham Street, home of the Baker family – including property developer George Baker.

89 Brougham St – designed by Francis Penty for J C Edwards

The colourful house at 105 Brougham Street was once one of the grandest houses in Mt Victoria. It is architecturally significant, as it was designed by Thomas Turnball, one of the most important Wellington architects of the Victoria era.

111 Brougham St (Ace House) was built for Alexander Gray, and designed by architect Samuel Hurst Seager.

Hania Street

The Greek Orthodox Church in Hania Street represents a long and special association of the Greek community with the suburb of Mt Victoria.

Hawker Street

6 Hawker Street and Pat Lawlor

Bernard Freyberg’s family lived at a number of addresses in Hawker St: 40 and 60 Hawker St then 27 Hawker Street, now 43.

Kent Terrace

The Embassy Theatre is a famous and iconic building on Kent Terrace.

A statue of Queen Victoria stands in the centre of Kent and Cambridge Terraces.

McFarlane Street

8 McFarlane Street was the home of Captain Renner, sea captain.

Marjoribanks Street

12 Marjoribanks St – residence and business of James Farley, butcher.

28 Marjoribanks Street was the home of James Harper Mouat. One of his relatives lived at 103 Marjoribanks St.

Mt Victoria

The mountain which gives its name to the suburb has a number of interesting sites.

Centennial Lookout on Mt Victoria

Town belt – Te Ranga a Hiwi ridge.

2YA radio broadcast station

Mt Victoria tunnel

Paterson Street

7 Paterson Street was built in 1869 for William Waring Taylor in “fancy colonial” style

Ettrick Cottage at 19 Paterson Street was built in the early 1870s at 7 Austin Street and owned by Samuel Atkins and his  daughters for 81 years, before being moved to Paterson Street in 1994.

Pirie Street

55 Pirie Street was built by George Humphries and lived in by Edward Bonthorne, who proposed the famous 1909 plan for the Basin Reserve.

58 Pirie Street, and George Winder

Pirie Street Reserve

Read about some more interesting Pirie St houses

Pirie Street was the site of a tram crash in 1920.

At the top of Pirie Street by the bus tunnel is the Victoria Bowling Club.

Porritt Avenue

Porritt Avenue was named after Sir Arthur Porritt.

15 Porritt Ave (Rahiri) – home of Thomas (Tamati) George Poutawera.

20 Porritt Avenue was one of several houses built by George Baker.

49 Porritt Avenue is where Kate Edger lived, the first woman in New Zealand to get a university degree.

Roxburgh Street

46 Roxburgh St

Shannon Street

Shannon Street is named after George Shannon.

Secondary schools

Wellington East Girls College and Wellington College