The collection of images on Historypin has two parts. The first is Old Chinatown in the centre of Auckland, around Greys Avenue, Hobson and Cook Streets. The first shop and business in this area was recorded in 1895. Other shops and businesses as well as a mission hall, masonic lodge and housing were quickly established. The images chosen show key locations in Old Chinatown, a landscape which will be both familiar and unfamiliar to present day Aucklanders. In an attempt to 'clean up the area', by 1964 Old Chinatown had been demolished to make way for new developments such as Myers Park, council flats and Auckland Town Hall.
|Ref: 4-2212, Chinese Mission Hall, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
|Ref: AWNS-19010905-2-2, Chinese market gardener, Sir George Grey Special Collections|
|Link to Auckland Libraries heritage collections on Historypin|