Story: Place names

Auckland, 1840 and 1842

Within months of the first settlers coming to the new colonial capital in 1841 the former landscape had been transformed, and its place names changed by the colonists to names important to them. Click on the date to see the place names.

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Source: Malcolm McKinnon, ed. Bateman New Zealand historical atlas: ko papatuanuku e takoto nei. Auckland: David Bateman, 1997, plate 33.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Māori and Pākehā names', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 April 2020)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 24 Nov 2008