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Atkinson Park and life at Paturoa Bay : 1910-1980 : a history of Atkinson Park and the Titirangi Beach community in Titirangi, West Auckland

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  • Description

    " ... The detailed history of Atkinson Park - originally founded in 1910 and formally opened in 1914, and a once-popular tourist destination in Titirangi, West Auckland - and the close-knit semi-rural community of Titirangi Beach at Paturoa Bay that developed from around 1920. Takingt the story up to 1980, when the park's on-site caretaker died, Atkinson Park and life at Paturoa Bay: 1910-1980 brings to life the personalities, events and influences of this beatuiful locale.

    "--Publisher description

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  • Other Id

    DU436.12.T13 SOL (Library of Congress Call Number)

    92722 (Cat ID)

    92493 (Presto content ID)

  • Department

Images and documents


  • Object Type
  • Name/Title
    Atkinson Park and life at Paturoa Bay : 1910-1980 : a history of Atkinson Park and the Titirangi Beach community in Titirangi, West Auckland
  • Primary Maker
  • Contributor/Publisher
    Lynnette Sollitt-Morris
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  • Date
  • Physical Description

    256 pages : illustrations, plans, portraits ; 25 cm

  • Language
  • Level of Current Record
    Bib record
  • Member Object

    2 items in this collection. View all items.

  • Subject Category
  • Content
    Part 1. Atkinson Park: Introduction: setting the scene -- The formation of Atkinson Park -- Roading at the park -- The Atkinson Park Rangers -- Ice-cream and drink stalls on Titirangi Beach -- The sea wall, drainage and sewage -- Picknicking at Atkinson Park -- Tracks through Atkinson Park and Titirangi Beach -- Part 2. Life at Paturoa Bay: Bay, beach, boats and bonfires -- Life at Paturoa Bay -- The Paturoa Bay Ratepayers and Residents Association (Titirangi Beach) and beach hall -- Titirangi Beach Clubs -- The poultry farm -- Public amenties at the beach -- Closing remarks
  • Public Access Text

    [Keywords: Atkinson Park (Auckland, N.Z.)--History--20th century; Atkinson Park (Auckland, N.Z.)--Social life and customs--20th century; Paturoa Bay (Auckland, N.Z.); Titirangi (Auckland, N.Z.)--History]

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-256).

  • Collection Type
    General Collection
    Reading Room
  • Last Update
    19 Dec 2023

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