About this exhibition
13 August - 13 November 2011
In April 1840, John Logan Campbell referred to Auckland as "the wonderful isthmus." Akarana was a desirable place for settlers with the natural advantages of an isthmus linking two harbours providing easy transport and communication access. Today Auckland still holds that magic for settlers, but also for visitors, travellers and tourists.
The Auckland Akarana exhibition displays gems from our internationally recognised Sir George Grey Special Collections and highlights wonderful features of Auckland from the 1800s through to more modern times.
Guided tours: Every Tuesday at 12 noon-1pm, commencing 6 September
Viewing times: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm; Saturday-Sunday: 10am-4pm