On January 19 1864 Dr John Logan Cambell bought lot 189 (which is 1166 acres between Browns bay (Taiaotea) to Okura )
Here you go
Dr Campbell thought there would be coal around the area. You can still see a door in the cliff between Browns Bay and Waiake Beach where a shaft was dug to explore for coal but it wasn’t mined.
I think there is coal here ?
Peter Brown, after whom Browns Bay is named, bought the 136 acres of land. He built his house on what is now the corner of Clyde Road and Anzac Road. but sadly this house was destroyed by fire in 1930.
There was no school in Browns Bay there was only a small building that was used part time on Hyde Road, there had to be at least 10 children attending the school to keep it open.
Good morning children today we'll be doing maths
Good morning Mrs Danies
In 1916 the Browns sub-divided their property, giving visitors the opportunity to buy their own piece of paradise for a mere 100 pounds.
Sure just 100 pounds
Could I buy this house?
The tipping point for Browns Bay transforming into a suburb of Auckland rather than the beach resort it once was, occurred in the late 1950’s with the completion of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. Browns Bay was connected with the city of Auckland and it hasn't stopped growing since.