Story: Auckland places

Mt Eden quarry

Mt Eden quarry

Horses cart stones from the Auckland City Council quarry at Mt Eden in 1907. Auckland’s volcanoes were quarried from the beginning of colonial settlement. Some, such as Mt Smart, were completely levelled. All of the region’s volcanoes are now protected from further cutting.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 7-A1692

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Western suburbs: Ponsonby to Hillsborough', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016