Exploring the world of Wairarapa's history

Miriam Street



Miriam Street was named by the developer Tom Wrigley in the mid-1880s, after his daughter Miriam, born in 1879.  The family moved around a lot but ended up in Auckland, where Miriam became a well-regarded singer.  In 1900 she married Abel Rowe, described as New Zealand’s best tenor, the couple performing in New Zealand and Australia before divorcing in 1924.  Miriam remarried Clyde Ryland and died in Auckland in 1970.



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