Auckland Past and Present

Day 5 of #30DayMapChallenge


Aerial imagery of Auckland from 2017, blended with imagery from the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, sourced from the excellent Retrolens, and the 1951 NZMS1 LINZ topographic map from the equally excellent MapsPast.

See if you can spot:

  • The old Auckland Railway Station and sidings (1940)
  • Auckland Harbour Bridge under construction (1957)
  • Victoria Park Viaduct under construction (1960)

And things that weren’t there but are now:

  • Mechanics Bay container terminal
  • Viaduct Harbour/Freemans Bay land reclamation
  • Northern Motorway along St Marys Bay

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