Lakelands subdivision in Takapuna
North Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, T0790

Developing Takapuna in the 1910s and 1920s

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Thursday 4 October, 10am-11am
Tuesday 9 October, 1pm-2pm


Takapuna Library

9 The Strand, Takapuna

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Local historian David Verran gives insights in the development of Takapuna at the start of the 20th century.

Before the steam tramway from Bayswater to Takapuna and Milford started in 1910, the main settlement area for both Māori and Pākehā was around Lake Pupuke.

From the 1850s, ferries at Barrys Point into Taharoto Road had enhanced access to the settlement. After 1895 there was a ferry service from Takapuna Wharf.

Then, starting in the 1900s, developers such as Paul Hansen and the Napier family bought, surveyed and subdivided the area to the south of the lake, including the Patuone land grant.

Discover the stories behind the Shakespeare, Lakelands, Sunny Beach, Beacholm, Hauraki, Cliftonville, Harbourside, Eversleigh and Bayswater Estates.

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