Story: Auckland places



Motukorea is Auckland’s most intact volcano. It is also known as Brown’s Island after William Brown, who bought it in 1840. In 1955 the owner, Sir Ernest Davis, donated the island to Auckland city.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Gulf islands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016