Kōrero: Auckland region

Urban renewal, Freemans Bay

Urban renewal, Freemans Bay

From the early 1900s to the 1960s, Freemans Bay was considered Auckland’s slum. In the 1950s the city council started an urban renewal scheme there. Many of its old houses were demolished and replaced by flats and town houses. This area – in Beresford Street and Whitson Terrace – is being cleared for city council flats for low-income people. The large gasometer (top right) stored gas for cooking and heating.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 580-1163

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Expansion: 1941–1979', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15908/urban-renewal-freemans-bay (accessed 4 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016