Browns Bay History

Browns Bay History

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This saved project is a comic that shows the history of the Browns Bay area and who were the owners over time and the change of this place all the way up to when it became a suburb of Auckland.

Storyboard Text

  •                         Dr. John Logan Campbell buys lot 189
  • Thank you Governor Grey! I now have my very own land!
  • I can divide this huge land into farms!
  • The Startford Family buy the land from Dr. Campbell.
  • We have a deal, Mr. Startford! Congratulations
  • Thank you, thank you! Here's your money as promised,
  • Mrs. Hammond buys the land from the Startford family.
  • Same to you, Mrs. Hammond!
  • Thank you Mr. Startford.
  • Dr. John Logan Campbell was significant landowner on the North shore owning lot 189 in the parish of Takapuna. 1166 acres between Browns Bay (Taiaotea) to Okura.
  • Peter Brown buys part of the land from Mrs. Hammond
  • Thank you for your co-operation Mrs. Hammond!
  • Sometime after Dr. Campbell's ownership of the land, his first customers showed up! The Startford family. They bought the land from Dr. Campbell
  • Peter Brown's house catches on fire!
  • What?! My beautiful house caught on fire!
  • Later on at some point, The Startford family decided to sell the land to someone else now. It was Mrs. Hammond. She bought the land next.
  • The Harbour Bridge was complete and Browns Bay became a suburb of Auckland!
  • In 1876, Peter Brown, after whom Browns Bay is named, bought only 136 acres of land from Mrs. Hammond. The area that he bought is the Browns Bay of today!
  • Yes, yes. Enjoy your time Mr. Brown!
  • Years after living in his land, after all the progress Browns Bay had made, the part-time school, the bus service and accommodation for people who wished to enjoy the beach resort, Peter Brown's very own house caught on fire in 1930! There was no proper fire brigade at the time, so his house burnt down!
  • After the completion of the Auckland Harbour Bridge in the late 1950s, Browns Bay became a suburb of Auckland.
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