Nelson Historical Society Journal, Volume 2, Issue 1, 1966
The Battle of Copenhagen.
The name which caused some controversy among the Street Naming Committee and inserted as a result of a special motion. This area of six acres was at the head of Trafalgar Street South, and between Trafalgar Street, Van Dieman Street and Brougham Street. Older Nelsonians remember it as the Old Cemetery which has been closed for many years although many gravestones were still standing there. It was opened as a Cemetery when the Collingwood Cemetery page 12was almost closed and a letter in the Examiner at the time remarks: "The Provincial Government has duly notified for the public information that the fourth or fifth cemetery with which this city is now adorned is about to be opened for the reception of those whom it may concern." The writer was concerned about the state of the various cemeteries scattered about the town.
Today the area is Fairfield Park.