Browns bay
Updated: 2/25/2019
Browns bay
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  • Dr John Logan Campbell sailed to what we now call Browns Bay.
  • Dr Campbell thought there would be coal around Browns Bay and built a shaft to explore but the coal was not mined.
  • Peter Brown, after whom Browns Bay is named, bought the 136 acres of land, containing the major portion of the beach and flat land.
  • He built his house on what is now the corner of Clyde Road and Anzac Road. This house was destroyed by fire in 1930. He also built a manager's residence in 1886
  • With no school in Browns Bay, a part time one was started in a small building on Hyde Road. There had to be at least 10 children attending the school to keep it open.
  • In the late 1950’s with the completion of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Browns Bay was connected with the city of Auckland.
  • (Yup, My drawing of the harbour bridge.)
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