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Auckland Council

Online exhibitions

We publish online exhibitions to showcase items from our collections and to commemorate events within Auckland.

Devonport houses

The photographs in this exhibition were taken as part of a review of the North Shore Heritage Inventory for North Shore City Council in 1994.

Nearly 70 per cent of the houses have been identified and we are requesting assistance from the public to identify the rest.

See the Devonport Houses Exhibition.

Key motorway junctions of Auckland 1940-2017

This online exhibitition uses historical aerial photographs from the Auckland Council Archives collection, together with images from our GeoMaps mapping service, to show the development of key motorway junctions in the Auckland isthmus.

See the Key Motorway Junctions of Auckland Exhibition.

Timeline of Auckland mayors

This timeline features images and descriptions of the mayors and chairs of the former borough, city, county, regional and district councils of the Auckland region.

See the Timeline of Auckland Mayors Exhibition.

Mayoral chains of the Auckland region

This exhibition features images and descriptions of the mayoral chains that were worn by the mayors of many of the former councils in the Auckland region.

Images of various mayors wearing the chains are also included.

See the Mayoral Chains of the Auckland Region Exhibition.

World War I exhibition and timeline

To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, we have developed an online exhibition and timeline featuring material from the Auckland Council Archives collections.

The exhibition focuses on local authority activities during and after the war, including involvement in relief funds, provisions for returned soldiers, commemorative events and the construction and placement of war memorials.

See the Auckland Council Archives World War I Exhibition.

The timeline features excerpts from the official minute books of those local authorities in existence in the Auckland region during the First World War, to provide an insight into how Auckland reacted and contributed to the war effort.

The timeline will be added to for each year of the commemorations (2014-2019).

See the Auckland Council Archives World War I Timeline.

Auckland's Waterways: Land and Sea

This exhibition features images and descriptions of records held in the Auckland Council Archives collections which provide insight into how Auckland's waterways have developed and been used over time for travel, trade and recreation.

See Auckland's Waterways: Land and Sea Exhibition.

Auckland in 1913: One Hundred Years Ago

This exhibition displays a selection of content relating to Auckland in 1913 from Auckland Council Archives collections.

The records featured provide a snapshot into life and developments within the region one hundred years ago.

See the Auckland in 1913: One Hundred Years Ago Exhibition.

Auckland Zoo: 90 Year Anniversary

This exhibition celebrates the 90 year anniversary of Auckland Zoo.

It features a selection of content regarding the establishment and early development of the zoo from Auckland Council Archives collections.

See the Auckland Zoo: 90 Year Anniversary Exhibition.

Original items

To view any of the original items featured in the exhibitions or for further information see Visit an archives office.