auckland city

Events In History

Biography
Tibor Donner

Architect whose work included Auckland's Savage Memorial, Avondale Military Hospital (later converted into the high school), Khyber pump station, Parnell Baths and the Auckland City Council's Administration Buildings

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John Logan Campbell

Campbell made a tremendous profit from – and contribution to – the growth of New Zealand's second capital city, and became known as the Father of Auckland.

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Articles

The Beatles in New Zealand

  • Page 1 – The Beatles in New Zealand

    Revolution in the form of four young Liverpool musicians hit New Zealand for a seven-day tour in June 1964. For some New Zealanders, it was the moment the 1960s began in earnest.

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  • Page 4 – Auckland

    Auckland fans were as riotous as those in Wellington. The Beatles' music went almost unnoticed as everyone commented on the audience.

Parliament Buildings

US Forces in New Zealand

  • Page 3 – Arrival

    The invasion began in Auckland on 12 June 1942 when five transport ships carrying soldiers of the US Army sailed into the harbour. Two days later Marines landed in Wellington

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  • Page 3 - Arrival The invasion began in Auckland on 12 June 1942 when five transport ships carrying soldiers of the US Army sailed into the harbour. Two days later Marines landed in

Regional rugby

The House of Representatives

  • Page 6 – First sitting, 1854

    It started with a bang – 21 in fact, fired from the guns at Auckland's Fort Britomart. As soon as the smoke had cleared, New Zealand's first Parliament was under way.

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  • Page 6 - First sitting, 1854It started with a bang – 21 in fact, fired from the guns at Auckland's Fort Britomart. As soon as the smoke had cleared, New Zealand's first Parliament was under

The 1913 Great Strike

New Zealand’s first Governor, William Hobson, established Auckland as the colony’s capital in 1841 on land offered by Ngāti Whātua. Although the capital was shifted to Wellington in 1865, Auckland remained a major gateway to New Zealand, and grew into a prosperous port city. Auckland’s immense low-density suburbs have long been the first choice of residence for overseas migrants, and the city is now the country’s largest urban centre.

Meaning of place name
Named by Governor William Hobson after Lord Auckland, Viceroy of India, in 1840 - gazetted in 1842. Among the Māori names for the Auckland isthmus is Tāmaki-makau-rau (Tāmaki of a hundred lovers).

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