Local history

7-A15208, Heritage Images. Alfred Kidd (Mayor of Auckland 1901-03) switching on the power.

Auckland mayors

Names of past mayors of the Auckland isthmus and Hauraki Gulf boroughs, counties and cities between 1851 and 1989. Read more

Auckland suburban street view.

Auckland street names

Learn about the naming of your local streets with a guide to the history of street names in the Auckland region. Read more

Footprints 5. The Clevedonaires, 1966.


Histories of famous Aucklanders, including artists and entrepreneurs, politicians, musicians, authors and more. Read more

Footprints 00060. Woman with a pram, Flat Bush Road, Otara, 1966. (Fairfax Media)

Counties-Manukau essays

Brief histories of Counties-Manukau communities, people, industry, transport and historic sites. Read more

Heritage trail map.

Heritage trails

Visit notable heritage and literary sites around Auckland with our heritage trails. Read more

Footprints 02687. A busy library scene, Papatoetoe, 1951.

Local history resources

Print and digital resources are available online and through research centres, special collections and community libraries.  Read more

JTD-10A-05346, Local History Online. House in Huia Road near Titirangi, 1914?

Suburb histories

Find out more about the local history of your suburb with Auckland Libraries' resources, essays and images. Read more

Talking portrait video still.

Talking portraits

The story of Auckland as told at Auckland's 175th Anniversary weekend events. Read more

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