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Auckland auction advertisement

Auckland auction advertisement

This 1885 advertisement for the auction of land in Remuera, Auckland, was typical of the time. There was a real estate boom in Auckland, and agents used all kinds of ploys to generate excitement and interest. This advertisement says that ‘a cold luncheon will be provided’ for prospective bidders, and there is also the promise that six sections will be given away free.

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Reference: Auckland Evening Star. 23 February 1885, p. 4

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Bob Hargreaves, 'Real estate - History', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Bob Hargreaves, published 11 Mar 2010