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Burning homes

Burning homes

At Ōkahu Bay, boys watch the burning of their homes, which were part of Ngāti Whātua’s last Auckland settlement. The government had eyed the area for housing since the 1920s and in 1951 it forcibly bought the land from the tribe. The new owners considered the settlement a slum and razed it to the ground. The site then became a park.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland places - Eastern suburbs: Ōrākei to the Tāmaki River', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16197/burning-homes (accessed 26 September 2020)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 5 Aug 2016