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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Photograph by James D. Richardson
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