To understand why Auckland is the way it is, we must look back at our past. Old documentaries about Auckland’s history are fairly rare and usually fascinating.
Here’s one from 1960 called “Expanding Auckland”. We’ve published this before but it’s worth watching again.
As always it’s usually the “throwaway lines” which are the most interesting. A few that caught my attention:
- The removal of Auckland’s fantastic tram system was celebrated as it cleared the roads
- Celebrating the “vigorous” parking building programme
- The “tremendous viaduct” over Victoria Park is spoken of excitedly
It does seem like we have come quite a long way since.