Exhibition Drive - 100 years of making the grade; Fiona Drummond; 9780473343217


Exhibition Drive - 100 years of making the grade




Fiona Drummond

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Back cover - "In January 1914 Exhibition Drive was opened and touted as a new and unsurpassed scenic highlight of the Waitakere Ranges, known as 'The Blue Mountains' of Auckland. Today, the name Exhibition Drive seems grandiose for what is known as a quiet track to take a jog, walk the dog or bike with the family. This account covers the period from 1914 to 1945 in detail, as the earlier part of this period was really the heyday of Exhibition Drive as a public road. It brings together the recollections of residents and users of Exhibition Drive to the present day; recounts the development of the concrete road to Titirangi, the Scenic Drive and foothills suburbs including Oratia, Waiatarua and Woodlands Park; and features relevant Heritage Walks in the Titirangi region."

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Soft cover, 215 pages


Oratia Media

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Titirangi Park and Exhibition Drive by Frederick Carr Rollett, Official Handbook 1914.

VF Transport 002. NZ Herald 1914-01-24. Exhibition Drive. The Formal Opening.

WAHS NL 355-356, 2014-01. Exhibition Drive Centennial Celebration by Fiona Drummond. Includes photos of opening in 1914, Vintage cars and vans, Waitemata Flour Mill Riverhead van. Maurice Williams.

WAHS NL 134, 326. Exhibition Drive; Mt. Atkinson; Tourism; Roads. Interpretative panels.

Book review in WAHS NL 369, March 2016.

VF Roads 002. NZ Herald 1914-01-24. Exhibition Drive. The Formal Opening of Scenic Drive.

VF Titirangi 094. Exhibition Drive History by Andrew Geddes. 2013-12-02.


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