Picnic party on Nihotupu tramline trolley, c1910. J. T. Diamond Collection, JTD-10K-03790. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections

West Auckland journeys

FreeAccessibleWest Auckland

Saturday 5 to Monday 28 October
- Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm
- Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4pm


J. T. Diamond Room, Level 2, Waitākere Library

3 Ratanui Street, Henderson

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There were many reasons for people to travel to west Auckland, and many ways that they got there.

Was it for:

  • recreation - holidays, swimming, surfing and walking through the Waitakere Ranges
  • employment - through the clay, logging and dam industries
  • ways to get to their destination - by train, horse and cart, automobiles, boats and ferries, roads and motorways
  • peace and quiet - using the bush as inspiration for artists and artisans.

Historic photographs and sound clips from personal stories are used to illustrate these journeys.

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