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On the Streets Of Auckland

New Zealand's history is very young.

In 1840 the area of land, which we now know as Ponsonby, Freemans Bay and Herne Bay, was purchased from local Maori chiefs, for Queen Victoria.
Original payment for the land:
50 Blankets
50 Pounds (money)
20 Trousers
20 Shirts
10 Waistcoats
10 Caps
10 Iron Pots
4 Casks of Tobacco
1 Box of Pipes
100 Yards (92 metres) of Gown Pieces
1 Bag of Flour
20 Hatchets
In the 1840ís, the Karangahape Road and Ponsonby areas as we know them today were virtually deserted. One hundred and sixty years ago the hills and valleys were covered with fern and manuka trees.

It was not until the 1850ís that residential growth started. Then the commercial buildings started appearing, These buildings on Ponsonby and K' Roads are of Victorian architecture. By 1900 the landscape was covered by industry and housing.
Small Balcony
Small Balcony
Sept242007 250a.jpg
Sept242007 250a.jpg
Miss Crabb
Miss Crabb
Sky Tower from Ponsonby
Sky Tower from Ponsonby
Sky Tower can be seen from just about everywhere!!
Sky Tower can be seen from just about everywhere!!
Queen Street
Queen Street
QueenStreet upgrade.jpg
QueenStreet upgrade.jpg
A Touch of Grace in a Hard Place.jpg
A Touch of Grace in a Hard Place.jpg
Touch of Grace.jpg
Touch of Grace.jpg
A Touch of Grace can be Found Anywhere
A Touch of Grace can be Found Anywhere
All Mods and Cons.jpg
All Mods and Cons.jpg
K Rd Architecture.jpg
K Rd Architecture.jpg
Psychodelic Architecture.jpg
Psychodelic Architecture.jpg
Many Panes of Glass.jpg
Many Panes of Glass.jpg
Colourful Panes of Glass.jpg
Colourful Panes of Glass.jpg
Rusty Door.jpg
Rusty Door.jpg
Ponsonby Street.jpg
Ponsonby Street.jpg
Old Ponsonby Architecture.jpg
Old Ponsonby Architecture.jpg
Amcal Building.jpg
Amcal Building.jpg
Flats for Rent.jpg
Flats for Rent.jpg
Bolliwood.jpg
Bolliwood.jpg
Eye-Catching.jpg
Eye-Catching.jpg
Doctors Rooms.jpg
Doctors Rooms.jpg
Ponsonby windows 1.jpg
Ponsonby windows 1.jpg
Sunshine House.jpg
Sunshine House.jpg
Ponsonby scratched.jpg
Ponsonby scratched.jpg
Purple Horror.jpg
Purple Horror.jpg
Ponsonby Villa 2.jpg
Ponsonby Villa 2.jpg
Ponsonby Villa 2a.jpg
Ponsonby Villa 2a.jpg
Ponsonby Villa
Ponsonby Villa
Chapel Bar Bistro.jpg
Chapel Bar Bistro.jpg
Ivy House.jpg
Ivy House.jpg
Ivy House 2.jpg
Ivy House 2.jpg
Ponsonby Villa 1.jpg
Ponsonby Villa 1.jpg
Blue Fence.jpg
Blue Fence.jpg
Ponsonby Villa 3.jpg
Ponsonby Villa 3.jpg
Red Door.jpg
Red Door.jpg