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Do you hail from Auckland’s North Shore?

Browns Bay, Torbay, or Long Bay?

READ ON!

An exciting new book is being launched –
“one of the best “local history books” produced”:

… and then came the bridge
A History of Long Bay and Torbay

A“MUST” FOR ANYONE FROM THIS AREA!

Renowned local author, Marie Gray, in collaboration with Jennifer Sturm, of
Milford, has written a book specially for the Torbay Historical Society, based
largely on stories told by descendants of some of the original “pioneers”.




Fascinating and informative, the book tells the story of the diverse nature of
the people who lived in the area – from the early Maori to the later pioneers
who arrived in the 1860s. The colourful narrative then moves with later
generations along the 100-year journey to 1959 with the opening of the
Auckland Harbour Bridge, which changed the nature of these more remote
North Shore societies forever.

Marie
Gray
has
lived
in
Torbay
for
many
years
and
is
wel
known
for
her
best‐seler
Irish
in
the
Blod.
Her

family
has
ben
part
of
Torbay
and
Long
Bay
for
over
50
years,
during
the
time
the
smal
beach
vilages
were

evolving
and
the
society
became
a
fascinating
mix
of
personalities.


Dr
Jenifer
Sturm
was
working
on
a
PhD
in
English
Literature
at
the
University
of
Auckland
when
she

discovered
unpublished
manuscripts
by
the
experimental
English
author,
Ana
Kavan,
who
lived
in
Torbay

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