Story: Nearshore islands

Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island

Mansion House Bay, Kawau Island

After the Second World War, the Hauraki Gulf became Auckland’s playground, and its islands were frequently visited by yachts and fizz boats. These boats are moored in front of what was Sir George Grey’s mansion on Kawau Island.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Nearshore islands - Island industry, recreation and life', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 September 2021)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 24 Sep 2007