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Panmure Stories: Annie Finnerty & Bill Durbridge - Transport


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Miss Annie Finnerty attended secondary school at Auckland Girls Grammar off Karangahape Road. In this track Annie and her brother Michael describe the different forms of transport needed to get there.

Bill Durbridge recalls the large crowds who attended boat races and swimming competitions held on the Tāmaki River.

Reference Annie and Michael Finnerty interview, 1982

Reference Bill Durbridge interview, 1982

Original interviews were recorded by Richard Baker, commissioned by Mt Wellington Public Library in 1982. The project captured recollections of life, work and play from the early 1900s across the changing landscapes of the decades that followed. They offer us a unique and personal insight into Panmure of the past.

Image: NZ Graphic. Dinghy racing at Cowes Bay Waiheke, 1908. Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections, NZG-19080111-9-5. https://bit.ly/327Ujqq

Curated by Renee Orr and Zoe Colling from Auckland Libraries Heritage Engagement team, with Sound production by Sue Berman (April 2021)



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