Story: City history and people

Timber at Auckland wharves, late 1860s

Timber at Auckland wharves, late 1860s

Towns that had resource-rich hinterlands had an advantage over those that did not. The milling of Auckland’s kauri forests in the 1860s and 1870s increased the city’s wealth and encouraged further growth. These logs lie on a wharf below Point Britomart, ready for shipping.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 4-9024
Photograph by James D. Richardson

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David Thorns and Ben Schrader, 'City history and people - Towns to cities', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/23502/timber-at-auckland-wharves-late-1860s (accessed 19 January 2020)

Story by David Thorns and Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010