THE A TO Z OF PALMY STREETS
Vernon Ave in Takaro is named after J.E. Vernon, who was the rector at Palmerston North Boys’ High School from 1902 to 1918. Vernon was a Scot, from Southland, and he gathered southern men around him — Frank Foote, John Murray, W.P. Anderson, J.A. Colquhoun. They reinforced the Presbyterian influence and ethic already strong in Palmerston North.