Heritage Images - Onehunga

History of Onehunga

Onehunga has a rich history of Māori and European settlement and trade. Meaning ‘burial place’, the name Onehunga acknowledges the courageous and noble people who were lost and buried there. Upon European arrival, Onehunga became one of the country’s first and busiest ports, influential in the identity of early New Zealand. 

These images, collated from the people of Onehunga, represent a small snapshot of the neighbourhood’s heritage.

To view historical images from WWI, visit the Onehunga Community House, 83 Selwyn St, Onehunga, until 10 October.

Information sourced through onehunga.net.nz