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Activism at the Summit: a new beginning for Maungakiekie?

Activism at the Summit: a new beginning for Maungakiekie?

By Isabella Wensley*
The Summit complex on Maungakiekie/One Tree Hill has a complicated symbolism. The monument and summit itself have been seen alternatively as a memorial to John Logan Campbell, a symbol of racial harmony, or a symbol of colonialist domination.

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“The Yankee Hospital” – The 39th General US Army Hospital

“The Yankee Hospital” – The 39th General US Army Hospital

Part Two "The Yankee Hospital" – The 39th General US Army HospitalPart One “Mere Cold Stone” The Different Meanings of the One Tree Hill ObeliskPart Three “Not in my Backyard” – The Construction of the Auckland ObservatoryPart Four Activism at the Summit: a new...

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Living in Parnell

Living in Parnell

By Tom Wilkinson*
In previous pieces, I have touched upon the changing makeup of Parnell’s social and physical landscape throughout the twentieth century. In this final piece of the series, I wanted to touch on some of the ways in which residents of Parnell experienced the area during this time.

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Gentrification in Parnell

Gentrification in Parnell

by Tom Wilkinson*
Over the course of the 1960s and the 1970s, some major changes occurred in the suburb of contrasts. The post-war cycle of economic and residential growth helped turn Auckland into New Zealand’s ‘primate city’, and as a result vast swathes of land were converted to new industrial and residential suburbs.

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Parnell: A Suburb of Contrasts

Parnell: A Suburb of Contrasts

By Tom Wilkinson*
Located on the periphery of Auckland’s CBD, Parnell has an extensive history as one of the city’s oldest suburbs. The area has a reputation of affluence and prestige – in part due to this long history, but also to the prevalence of boutique stores, expensive restaurants, and beautiful scenery.

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Parnell: The Patchwork Suburb

Parnell: The Patchwork Suburb

by Tom Wilkinson*
Parnell, as one of Auckland’s oldest suburbs, has a history extending back to the early settlement of the area. When Pākeha arrived in New Zealand and began obtaining land, the area which we now call Parnell was one of the earliest acquisitions.

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The Borders of Identity: Illusions in Auckland’s Chinese History

The Borders of Identity: Illusions in Auckland’s Chinese History

by Hanna Lu*
Let’s start with an end. ‘Chinatown’, located in what is now the city centre’s Greys Avenue, faded out of existence in the 1960s. As its buildings were demolished and its residents moved out, the 1966 Auckland Star published an article in which the author mourned that “Chinatown has gone—and with it one of the more colourful links with Auckland’s past”.

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Auckland’s Chinese: Home, Youth and Joy in Turbulence

Auckland’s Chinese: Home, Youth and Joy in Turbulence

by Hanna Lu*
To live and die in the same place in the age of wanderlust is to incite pity from those who have only ever seen travel as a voluntary adventure. It’s an opportunity for growth and for excitement — but always with the knowledge that home is there, waiting patiently, for the traveller to come home to. For migrants, things are different.

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