Story: Shops

Commercial Bay, Auckland, 1841

Commercial Bay, Auckland, 1841

This view of early Auckland looks south-east from Smales Point, showing Commercial Bay and Shortland Street (the thoroughfare between the buildings). Most of the buildings were trading posts, houses and small shops.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 4-9089
Photograph by James D. Richardson

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Carl Walrond, 'Shops - Early shops', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 September 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016