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Exhibition Drive: 100 Years of Making the Grade

Exhibition Drive: 100 Years of Making the Grade
 

A history of 100 years of Exhibition Drive, Titirangi, highlighting the heyday of it as a public road, and the influences that shaped it to become the peaceful walking track it is today, including recollections of local residents and users of the Drive.

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ISBN 9780473343217
Barcode 9780473343217
Published 1 February 2016 by Oratia Media
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Drummond, Fiona
Edited by Lagahetau, Carolyn
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ISBN-13 9780473343217
ISBN-10 0473343215
Stock Available
Status Showing available at publisher; usually ships 7-15 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 1 February 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Drummond, Fiona
Edited by Lagahetau, Carolyn
Category Local History
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 215
Dimensions Width: 210mm
Height: 295mm
Spine: 16mm
Weight 775g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Local History, Names & Genealogy
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 993.23
Catalogue Code 658956

Description of this Book

Exhibition Drive, Titirangi, built to coincide with the Auckland Exhibition of 1913/1914, was the connnecting road to Oratia and the West Coast 25 years before the Scenic Drive was built. The book highlights the heyday of Exhibition Drive (the pipeline) as a public road, and the influences that impacted on the road; the creation of the Waitakere dams, the concrete road to Titirangi from New Lynn, the development of Scenic Drive and the foothill suburbs and the influential pioneers of the time. It also draws on the recollections of local residents and users of the Drive, and the progression to the peaceful walking track it is today, as well as it's 100 year celebration.

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Author's Bio

Fiona Drummond has lived on Exhibition Drive for 30 years, is secretary of the West Auckland Historical Society, and this is her first publication.

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