Glendowie, New Zealand

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Basic information
Local authority Auckland Council
Population 4,047 (2006)
North Hauraki Gulf
East Tamaki River
South Wai o Taiki Bay
Southwest Glen Innes
Northwest Saint Heliers

Glendowie is a suburb in Auckland, New Zealand. It is under the local governance of Auckland Council. It was formerly under Auckland City Council from 1989 until the merger of all of Auckland's councils into the 'super city' in 2010.

According to the 2006 census, Glendowie had a population of 4,047.[1]


Glendowie is located on the north-eastern extent of the Auckland isthmus. Its northern and eastern boundaries are defined by the Waitematā Harbour and the Tamaki Estuary.

The suburbs exhibit an affluent suburban residential character. Glendowie has 4 schools: Glendowie Primary, Glendowie College, Churchill Park School, and Glen Taylor School. Sacred Heart College is nearby in Glen Innes.


The suburb was established in the 1920s, when George Riddell created a loop road through the area.[2] It takes its name from one of the much earlier Taylor Brothers' farm estates, Glen Dowie, owned by Richard James Taylor. Two of his brothers also had farms in this area and built houses; Charles John Taylor at Glen Orchard (now St. Heliers), and William Innes Taylor at Glen Innes (gave its name to the suburb Glen Innes).[3] Their brother Allen Kerr Taylor lived near Mount Albert in a house called Alberton.[4]

Sports Clubs[edit]

Glendowie has a tennis club, bowls club, and taekwondo club, all located adjacent to Churchill Park. The Eastern Suburbs soccer club and Bayside Westhaven baseball clubs hold matches at Crossfield Reserve.

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

  • Delving into The Past Of Auckland's Eastern Suburbs; Section 6, St.Heliers, Elizabeth T. Jackson


  1. ^ Quickstats about Glendowie
  2. ^ Cossar, Charlotte (14 June 2003). "Glendowie". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 8 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Stacpoole, John. "Allan Kerr Taylor". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 25 January 2012. 
  4. ^ "Alberton". Heritage New Zealand – Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  5. ^ "Graeme Hart surpasses wealth of more famous peers". TV3. Retrieved 2009-03-01. 
  6. ^ a b Mandow, Nikki (July 2007). "Glendowie". Metro (312). 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°51′05″S 174°52′14″E / 36.85152°S 174.87045°E / -36.85152; 174.87045