Auckland 1866 Auckland 1866 is a replica of a 19th century street showing business and residential premises as they appeared in the rapidly growing seaport town of Auckland in 1866. Originally installed in 1966, this display shows business and residential premises as they might have appeared in the rapidly growing seaport town of Auckland. The businesses displayed actually existed and are drawn from locations in Queen Street, Wellesley Street, Shortland Street, Customs Street (then Customs House Street) and Wyndham Street. The shops and bars are furnished with merchandise typical of the period. Advertisements, timetables and prices of goods shown have all been taken from almanacs and newspapers of 1866. Auckland 1866 sets the scene for the War Memorial Exhibition, Scars on the Heart. And as our war history tells the story of our development as a nation, Auckland 1866 is the first step on our historic journey to the present day.