Topic: Hood Street

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According to C.J.W. Barton's notes the street was named after Thomas Hood, an English poet and humourist. (23rd May 1799 - 3rd May 1845)

Hood Street

c. 1907  View from Victoria Street

Shops and businesses located on Hood Street around 1907 L-R on the left side of the road: Parr - grocer;  Hall - Draper/Clothier; Miss Redmond - Dressmaker; King Co. - Auctioneers; Hospital Board Offices; Jury's Stables and the Bank of New Zealand on the corner of Hood and Victoria Streets.

Hood Street was present on the 1864 survey map (Held at Hamilton City Libraries) and also referred to in a letter to the Waikato Times, "Hamilton Roads" 1st May 1877.


 Click link for a commercial tour of Hood Street which connects Anglesea and Victoria Streets 



 C.J.W. Barton's notes. Held at Hamilton City Libraries.  Archives MSC 46 Box B: Items 49 - 60

"Waikato Times"  1st May 1877. Waikato Times newspapers are held on microfilms dating back to 1872. at Garden Place Library Heritage. Level 3.


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Hood Street

Subject:Street names - New Zealand - Hamilton