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History of the Remuera Shops 1911 to 2016

Here you can find out about the history of some of the Remuera shops as a Story Map. 

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Ellerslie Racecourse Makeover

Ellerslie racecourse has demolished the old totalisator building, retaining only the "totaliser machine" and dividends board inside. 

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Skelton’s Buildings

Skelton's Building 339-345 Remuera Rd was built in 1928 for Robert Skelton.

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4 Victoria Avenue

Sue Cooper and Iain Valentine of the Remuera Residents Association presented to the Orakei Local Board on 19 April 2018 about the need for a community centre in Remuera.

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411-413 Remuera Road Shops

411-413 Remuera Road was first the site of the offices of the Remuera Road Board from 1902 until it merged with Auckland City Council in 1915.

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385 Remuera Road

This wooden-façade shop was built about 1909 and is one of the oldest commercial buildings still standing in Remuera.

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Early buildings of King’s College Remuera

King’s College was founded in The Tower, the former home of James McCosh Clark in 1896, at 258 Remuera Rd...

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Cole’s Buildings

George Cole, a local real estate and land agent, owned all the buildings from 142 to 144, now 382 to 396 Remuera Road.

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The Ladies College of Remuera

The Ladies College of Remuera By Rebecca Crossan.

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A New Zealand Chinese Family in Remuera

A New Zealand Chinese family in Remuera by Phillipa Wong, age 13 years. 

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St Mark’s Church

Churches have always been important places for Christian communities, providing not only religious worship but community centres.

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How Auckland has changed over the last 100 years

How Auckland has changed over the last 100 years by Guyon Lang, age 13. 

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Rona Von Zalinski Remembers Meadowbank

I loved Meadowbank when I moved here in 1940 with my young Air Force husband and our two small daughters and I have loved it ever since. 

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Roselle — 82 Shore Road, Remuera

“ROSELLE” 82 Shore Road, Remuera, by Elizabeth Jean Chalmers.

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Auckland Essay

Auckland Essay, by Guysen Lang, age 11. 

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Memories of Living in Maungarei Road

Memories of living in Maungareri Road by Eileen Shapley (nee Hollett).  

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Remuera Railway Station Preservation Trust

The Remuera Railway Station Preservation Trust was set up in 1994 to preserve the railway station which had sunk into a state of neglect and disrepair.

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The Bassett Road Shops in the 1930s

Remuera Rotary Historical Essay Competition - The Bassett Road shops in the 1930s, by Angela Caughey of Remuera. 

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The Planning and Building of St Aidan’s Church

Remuera Rotary Historical Essay Competition Written by Angela Caughey, 2004.

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Seen at the Tudor: A History of the Tudor Theatre

Winner of the Remuera Rotary Historical Essay Competition — written by Jeanette de Heer, 2004.

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Alderton House

The Alderton family moved to Remuera about 1905 to 17 Remuera Road (now 101 Remuera Road).

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Thomas King’s Royal Bakery

The bakery oven in Remuera, believed to date back to the turn of last century, before it was knocked down. 

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The Days of Trams in Remuera

Summary of a talk given by Terry Sutcliffe and film and photographic evening.

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