Story: Auckland region

Lake frontage

Lake frontage

During the 1880s, Auckland experienced a land boom. Speculators invested heavily in suburban subdivisions. Among those offered for sale on the eve of the boom’s collapse was the Hurstmere Estate at Takapuna. This included sections fronting Lake Takapuna (Pupuke).

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Timber town: 1870–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016