Sunday, February 25, 2007
The Honkers-Kiwi-Aussie Tour: Day 7 Auckland, NZ
Auckland(pop., 2001: 377,382; metro. area pop.: 1,158,891), North Island, New Zealand. Located on Waitemata and Manukau harbours, it is the country's principal port and largest city. Founded in 1840 as New Zealand's capital and named for George Eden, earl of Auckland, it remained the capital until superseded by Wellington in 1865. It is a major manufacturing and shipping centre. A bridge links it with the growing northern shore suburbs and with Devonport, New Zealand's chief naval base.
Walked from hotel to the New Zealand Archive, Auckland Regional Office where, with the aid of very helpful staff, hubby found a lot of new information on the family history front.
Bus downtown and lunch at Cafe Cremo - delicious ginger slice. More research at Auckland City Library before dinner and early night at hotel.