Commercial Bay

Here the City Began

pre1840s

     A sheltered bay

The stream Wairotiu. Map by Republik, drawn after R.F Jefferson, Auckland-Waikato Historical Journal April 1996

    1840s

The best deep water anchorage

Commercial Bay 1884; Lieutenant T Godfrey. Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Gift of Mr Henry Brett, 1916.

1840s

The landing place for all goods

and people

Commercial Bay and Shortland Street, Auckland, 1841 Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 4-9089

Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 1-W1675

1919 Trade blossomed

Auckland city waterfront area with shipping and tall buildings. Whites Aviation Ltd :Photographs.
Ref: WA-74831-F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23104605

1979

The city kept changing

The waterfront is

coming back to life

Auckland Waterfront 2014.