The circus comes to town: circus parade with elephants in St George Street, Papatoetoe, ca 1962.
The circus comes to town
Papatoetoe, ca 1962
Photographer: Penman, Trevor

Welcome to Footprints, a selection of historical photographs and other images relating to South Auckland and the Counties-Manukau area.

Images range from the 1870s to the present day, although the majority originate from the mid-twentieth century onwards (view images by period). Locations range from Otahuhu in the north to Mercer in the south, and all places in between, that is, the areas formerly covered by Manukau City, Papakura District and Franklin District (view images by location). A small number of photographs relate to adjoining areas, including Auckland central, Mt Wellington, Panmure and the northern Waikato.

Besides photographs, Footprints includes a small selection of other visual images: cartoons, drawings, posters, watercolours and ephemera.

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