Vauxhall, Auckland

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Vauxhall
Looking east from Mount Victoria towards Rangitoto Island.
Looking east from Mount Victoria towards Rangitoto Island.
Vauxhall is located in New Zealand
Vauxhall
Vauxhall
Coordinates: 36°49′03″S 174°48′05″E / 36.81750°S 174.80139°E / -36.81750; 174.80139Coordinates: 36°49′03″S 174°48′05″E / 36.81750°S 174.80139°E / -36.81750; 174.80139
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityAuckland Council
Electoral wardNorth Shore ward
Established1870s
North(Hauraki Gulf)
Northeast(Hauraki Gulf)
East(Hauraki Gulf)
SoutheastCheltenham
SouthDevonport
SouthwestDevonport
WestBayswater
NorthwestNarrow Neck

Vauxhall is a suburb of North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand. Alison Park lies directly to the west, separating Vauxhall from Lake Road, which carries the majority of traffic between Takapuna and Devonport.[1]

It gets its name from the Vauxhall Gardens established here by pioneer settler William Colby in the 1870s; these in turn were named after the Vauxhall Gardens in London, some of the gardeners of which were brought out to New Zealand. Colby had bought the 40-acre (16.2 ha) "Cheltenham" estate in 1869, behind what is now known as Cheltenham Beach.[2]

Vauxhall was a constituent suburb of the Borough of Devonport until 1989, when the Borough disappeared in local body reorganisation and became part of the newly created North Shore City. In 2010, North Shore City was itself amalgamated into Auckland Council. Vauxhall is part of the Narrow Neck census area.[3]

Education[edit]

Vauxhall School is a coeducational contributing primary school (years 1-6), with a decile rating of 10 and a roll of 286;[4] the school celebrated its 75th jubilee in 1995.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory's Auckland & Surrounds Street Directory (3rd ed.). 2008. map 67. ISBN 978-0-7319-2048-8.
  2. ^ Wises New Zealand Index, 7th Edition, 1979. p. 461.
  3. ^ Quickstats about Narrow Neck
  4. ^ Education Counts: Vauxhall School
  5. ^ "Vauxhall School set to celebrate 75th anniversary". North Shore Times Advertiser. 3 August 1995. pp. 18, 19. Retrieved 20 April 2009.

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