In the winter of 1840, recent immigrant John Logan Campbell and his business partner William Brown settled on an island at the mouth of the Waitematā Harbour, confident that the Tāmaki Peninsula would soon house the colony’s capital. By the time the capital shifted south the following year, Campbell was poised to make a tremendous profit from – and contribution to – the growth of the town. He became known as the Father of Auckland.
Auckland wharves during 1913 strikeWatersiders working on Auckland’s coal boats struck on 28 October in support of the Huntly miners. The rest of the city’s watersiders came out the next day following the failure of negotiations in Wellington.The Farmers’ Union began enrolling men from rural areas around Auckland as special constables, while foot specials were enrolled in the city. Mayor C.J. Parr and a group of businessmen formed a defence committee.
Fort Cautley Memorial Saluting Battery on North Head, Devonport, Auckland.TranscriptMemorial plaque:UBIQUEFORT CAUTLEY MEMORIAL SALUTING BATTERY9TH COAST REGIMENT R.N.Z.A.THIS TABLET IS PLACED HERE IN MEMORY OF THOSE MEMBERS OF THE AUCKLAND GARRISON ARTILLERY WHO SERVED OVERSEAS IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918, AND OF THE 9TH HEAVY REGIMENT N.Z.A. AND THE R.N.Z.A.
Wakatere Boating Club's starting Memorial Tower at Narrow Neck Beach, North Shore, Auckland. Early in 1960, the club commissioned a starting tower that would serve as a lasting memorial to its members who had lost their lives during the Second World War.