Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

March 21, 2013

Scoria Wall

Filed under: History,Onehunga,Walls — paul @ 7:26 am
Scoria Wall, Waikaraka Park

Scoria Wall, Waikaraka Park

Auckland has remains of over 50 volcanoes. Some of the volcanic rock is quarried and used in various ways, one of them being decorative walls. This is the wall separating Neilson Street, Onehunga, from Waikaraka Park (sports grounds and speedway venue). On a plaque we are reminded of the fact that from 1942 to 1945 this was the location of American barracks (a staging point for troups on the way to service in the Pacific, or on rest and recreation).

Read more about the American Invasion.

Scoria Wall, Waikaraka Park

Scoria Wall, Waikaraka Park

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