Story: Streets and lighting

Early street plan

This map shows allotments for sale at the top of Queen Street in Auckland in the 1860s. The map highlights how 19th-century streets varied in width, with Cardwell Place (which never actually eventuated) significantly narrower than George Street.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: NZ Map 4167

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How to cite this page:

Adrian Humphris, 'Streets and lighting - Street standards and planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/zoomify/24478/early-street-plan (accessed 14 August 2020)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010