Kōrero: Bridges and tunnels

Entrance to Albert Park tunnels

Entrance to Albert Park tunnels

During the Second World War when Japanese bombers were feared, 3.4 kilometres of interconnecting tunnels were excavated under Albert Park in Auckland to be used as air-raid shelters for up to 20,000 people. The tunnels were in natural lava caves under a dormant volcanic cone. Most of the tunnels were later filled up and are now closed.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 7-A13963

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Jock Phillips, 'Bridges and tunnels - Road and utility tunnels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23660/entrance-to-albert-park-tunnels (accessed 6 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Jock Phillips, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010