Mildura Villa, Grundy's shack at Cornwallis. 1905. Bill Grundy owned a small house or bach at Kakamatua near the site of Roe's old mill. He visited every Christmas in his launch 'Mildura' which was well known on the Manukau as he had the first oil engined vessel on the harbour. Source: J. T. Diamond Collection, Research Papers, Box 10, No.108 (Manuscript) Memoirs of Leslie Thomas Williams, p.88
West Auckland Images — Mildura Villa, Grundy's shack at Cornwallis.
1913. Looking across the Manukau Harbour from Onehunga towards Mangere showing a car crossing the old Mangere Bridge and Mangere mountain (right background). Looking across the Manukau Harbour from Onehunga towards Mangere showing a car crossing the old Mangere Bridge and Mangere mountain (right background).
1940. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Kelly,-Leslie-George,-1906-1959-Tamaki-Makau-Rau-:-map-of-the-Tamaki-isthmus-with-Maori-place-names. Map of Waitemata Harbour including Rangitoto and Manukau Harbour showing Maori place names. Auckland War Memorial Museum - G9083.A82.
1910? Looking north from near the foot of Mangere Mountain across the Manukau Harbour towards One Tree Hill and Onehunga (centre background) showing Mangere Bridge, Ohehunga Wharves and Onehunga Beach (centre left). Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 35-R235.
Ships sailing to and from the Port of Onehunga follow the deep water channel, here clearly seen from Laingholm beach. The Manukau Harbour, despite it's size, is shallow in many places and strong currents can make it a difficult and dangerous harbour to navigate.