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Mt Eden - Maungawhau heritage walks

Mt Eden Village walk

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The Mt Eden Business Association was formed in 1936, and twelve of the businesses included in the original constitution are still present in the village.

Mt Eden Village is strongly defined by its relationship to the mountain, by changes in the road alignment that limit the commercial core, and by the close integration of residential development and churches with the shopping precinct.

Begin this walk on the corner of Valley Road.

This walk will take approximately forty minutes

Mt Eden neighbourhood walk

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Mt Eden itself was increasingly popular for walking and as a weekend and holiday picnic destination. In 1874 it was proposed to form a public recreation reserve on Mt Eden. This was achieved in 1879 when 26 hectares were set aside as a public domain.

This walk features a number of the scheduled or registered historic churches and houses in Mt Eden.

Begin this walk at the corner of Valley and Sherbourne roads.

This walk will take approximately forty minutes

Mt Eden industrial area walk

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Mt Eden's first industry was Mason's flourmill established near Windmill Road. It was Auckland's first flourmill and was located alongside a substantial wheat plantation. Later industry would be located closer to the city end of Mt Eden.

During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries population density increased throughout the central city and inner suburbs. This put pressure on growing inner city institutions like the Auckland Grammar School, which found itself rapidly running out of space for expansion. Mt Eden still offered tracts of undeveloped land and it became the chosen site for the new school.

Begin this walk on the corner of Valley and Dominion roads.

This walk will take approximately forty minutes.

Eden Valley Shopping Centre walk

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The Eden Valley area followed the same pattern of early development as the rest of Mt Eden. In the 1840s it was subdivided into small farms and sold.

During the 1870s some of the farms were subdivided and residential development began. The provision of local amenities in the areas dates from the mid 1880s.

Start this walk in Boston Road outside Mt Eden Prison.

This walk will take approximately forty minutes.

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