Browns Bay, New Zealand
Browns Bay and the beach from above.
|Local authority||Auckland Council|
|Electoral ward||Albany ward|
(Hibiscus and Bays Local Board)
Browns Bay is under the local governance of the Auckland Council, and is located in the Albany ward, one of thirteen administrative areas in the council.
Peter Brown, after whom the bay is named, bought 136 acres of bush and scrub there in 1876. He built his house on what is now the corner of Clyde Road and Anzac Road. This house was destroyed by fire in 1930. He also built a manager's residence in 1886 overlooking his land (now Freyberg Park) at 33 Glencoe Road. This house still exists and is believed to be the oldest existing house in East Coast Bays.
The Corelli School of the Arts is a composite (years 1-13) school with a roll of 78. It is a private school which runs specialist programs in visual arts, music, drama and dance as well as the general curriculum.
Sport and recreation
The Browns Bay Magazine is run by the local business association.
- Quickstats about Browns Bay
- Verran, David. "Our history, East Coast Bays (Part one)". Albany & East Coast Bays News. Retrieved 2012-12-19.
- Education Counts: Browns Bay School
- "Browns Bay School". Retrieved 2009-01-11.
- Education Counts: Corelli Arts School
- "Private School Review Report: The Corelli School". Education Review Office. November 2007.
- http://www.brownsbay.org.nz Official Browns Bay Website
- Google Maps: Browns Bay (satellite photograph)
- Photographs of Browns Bay held in Auckland Libraries' heritage collections.