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Norsewood street names

Norsewood street names

Norsewood’s name is a reminder of its origins as a Scandinavian settlement. Vikings were Scandinavian raiders of the ninth to tenth centuries, and Odin was the leading Scandinavian god.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Local naming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 24 Nov 2008