Map of Te Atatu Peninsula. 1921. http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/exec/dbtwpub.dll?BU=http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/dbtw-wpd/HeritageImages/index.htm&AC=QBE_QUERY&TN=heritageimages&QF0=ID&NP=2&RF=HIORecordSearch&MR=5&QI0=%3D%22NZ%20Map%2020%22
The store at Te Atatu Peninsula. By the 1930s there were about 50 houses on the peninsula and along with a hall, a school and the church there was a general store with Post Office facilities and a petrol pump. "The first post office for Te Atatu was opened on 1st July 1907 as an agency... In June 1955 a small wooden building was constructed... It was used until 1961 when post office operations were moved to leased accommodation. The 1955 building was then moved to East Tamaki." : I. Clulee.
McCormick cottage at Harbourview reserve. One of Te Atatu's oldest buildings, it was destroyed by fire in September 2007. Built for the family of Henry McCormick, a Scottish settler. One room was a Post Office from 1914. Kauri timber in parts of the house came from demolition of SS Staffa, a vessel built in 1876 by Thomas Nicol on the North Shore. Western Leader: Fire razes historic homestead Stuff.co.nz Read more at localhistoryonline.
1963. Subdivision at Beach Rd. Gill Ave is named after Jack Gill who subdivided the land. He fought in Gallipoli, was wounded and returned from the war, eventually becoming the first councillor for Te Atatu on Waitakere City Council, during the 1960’s. Mayburn Road was named after his wife May, whose maiden name was Burn. Kelvin Crescent was named after Jack's son Kelvin (also known as Jack) co-owner of the construction company Bonnar Gill…