PETER BROWN His daughter wrote, 'My father walked from Cheltenham, Devonport, round the rocks, had a look at the place & walked back. He decided to buy it. One fine day in the spring, 26 September 1876 we left Auckland, my father on the white horse which played a good part in later years. He rode from Devonport & came down the hillside just as the cutler or small sailing vessel came into the Bay with the family & furniture & dray on board. The tide was full & boat came up as far as possible onto the beach. As the tide receded the dray was landed, horse harnessed & furniture carted up to the house.
There weren't any roads into the Bays so riding horses was the only way to transport anywhere.
Everyone is welcome!
With no schools in Browns Bay, a part time one was started in a small building on Hyde Road
We need at least 10 children!
Holiday makers began to travel via steam train
With a rapidly growing population, new stores were acquired.
Browns Bay was connected to Auckland City by the Harbour Bridge and hasn't stopped growing since