In New Zealand terms, Mt Albert is no youngster. Samuel Marsden is reputed to have climbed the mountain almost 200 years ago, and centuries before that Wairaka made this place her home
Tadpoles, rats and the ‘bug house’ in the 50s
Terry Maddaford grew from delivering Heralds on Mt Albert streets to become a leading sports writer with the paper. Here he writes about some of the simple memories of growing up on our patch. Read more
CAPTIONS: Mt Albert in 1924, with Californian bungalows in the foreground, and the rail bridge across New North Rd (built in 1913). Picture courtesy Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries; Watercolour of Alberton viewed from the east. Artist is unknown but painted around 1880s-1890s. Picture courtesy of Albert House Collection, Heritage NZ; School milk for children in the 1940s. Picture courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library;
Mt Albert Service Station, owned by Daniel Langdon Arrowsmith, around 1938. Picture courtesy Dan Gaye Arrowsmith; Mt Albert resident Barbara Drumm. Picture by Bruce Morris; The Mt Albert Shoeing Forge run by blacksmith Harry Pooche at the corner of Asquith Ave and New North Rd after 1919. Picture courtesy McGehan Collection, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries; early Mt Albert home 1900c Picture courtesy Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries
The Maddaford clan: (From left): Terry, Wendy, Rex, Pamela and Tony.