Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 1, Issue 5, December 1961
This road derived its name from the fact that a cattle quarantine station was situated at the bottom of the road, where the aerodrome now is. In the early days there was a deep channel right up to the Quarantine Station, and this continued right up behind the sandhills at Tahuna, across what is now the children's paddling pool. One of the main users of this quarantine station was Sir Edward Stafford, of Stoke, who used to page Fourbring in large numbers of cattle from the North Island. It is believed that many of these animals had cattle tick, and it was for this reason that they were kept in quarantine for a period.