Named in 1952 after Alfred Domett (1811-1887), a poet and politician who became Premier of New Zealand and the subject of Robert Browning’s poem ‘Waring’. One of a group of roads on the Champion Hill Estate, named after friends or connections of the Camberwell-born poet Robert Browning (1812-1889), although oddly not including one named after Browning himself. The others are Arnould Avenue, Dowson Close, Moncler Close and Wanley Road.