North Shore, NZ History & Memories

Let's preserve and share history and memories of the North Shore..., Auckland, NZ. Our own and others' memories both old and more recent.
Memories * People * Events * Photos * Videos * Descriptions *

We do need to credit photographers and/or the source of photos/videos.
So when you post something, please state where you got the photo/video from, date taken and who was the photographer/videographer, thank you
"Sir George Grey Collection, Auckland Library".
Date taken. Photographer's Name/Videographer's Name

Our members are free to share what they want to without requests. If you are requesting photos of particular areas and topics let us know on your post the reason(s) for doing so. Random requests for photos for no reason(s) will be deleted. Photos are special, yes they are shared but they are shared in trust and celebration, thank you, Diane, Admin

I grew up on the 'Shore in the 1970's + 1980's. My background includes being a parent, a foster parent, a teacher, a newspaper columnist, a music and movement facilitator, a sports’ coach and a community worker.
Diane McKinstry
(née Dempster)

"History is not something obscure or unimportant. History plays a vital role in our everyday lives. We learn from our past in order to achieve greater influence over our future. History serves as a model not only of who and what we are to be, we learn what to champion and what to avoid. Everyday decision-making around the world is constantly based on what came before us. Why? Because history matters."
Steve Berry 2012

The region includes:
Devonport, Stanley Bay, Bayswater, Belmont, Hauraki, Takapuna, Milford, Castor Bay, Forrest Hill, Sunnynook, Rosedale, Campbells Bay, Mairangi Bay, Murrays Bay, Rothesay Bay, Waiake, Browns Bay, Torbay, Long Bay, Okura, Northcross, Pinehill, Albany, Greenhithe, Schnapper Rock, Northcote, Birkenhead, Chatswood, Hillcrest, Birkdale, Beach Haven, Glenfield, Bayview, Wairau Valley, Unsworth Heights, Paremoremo, Greenhithe, Wainoni and Lucas Heights