Story: Auckland places

Barrier life

Barrier life

Acushla Adams grew up on Great Barrier Island, after her father was transferred there in 1947 to work for the Forest Service. The family lived in an old homestead on the shore of Bush’s beach, sharing it with penguins that lived under the floorboards.

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Great Barrier Island Directory, Acushla Adams Collection

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Barrier islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2021)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016