Jack Arnott, Spencer 'Smokey' Stratton and Percy 'Cannonball' Coleman
Jack Arnott, Spencer ‘Smokey’ Stratton and Percy 'Cannonball' Coleman in News and Views No. 12.

Early days of Auckland

FreeAccessibleFamily activitiesNorth Auckland

Saturday 26 September-Sunday 11 October
Mon-Fri: 9am-5.30pm
Sat-Sun: 10am-4.30pm


Birkenhead Library, Glenfield Library and Northcote Library.

204 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead, 90 Bentley Avenue, Glenfield and 2 Erinie Mays Street, Northcote.

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Hey! Ho! Come to the fair and swing into 1920s Auckland as captured on film.

Take a ride on the Big Dipper overlooking Waitematā Harbour, have fun crashing dodgems and take part in the merry-mix-up that was Luna Park. Afterwards, check out a motor cycle race at Alexandra Park, get an exclusive behind-the-scenes view of the tramway workshop in Mt Roskill and then board a tram to Queen Street, experiencing Auckland as it was.

Presented by: Auckland Libraries and and from the audio visual collections Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision

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