Robin Morrison – Ponsonby 1977

In 1977, photographer Robin Morrison produced a calendar featuring the local faces and businesses of Ponsonby, Auckland. Some have disappeared over the years, while others, like Bhana Brothers are still going strong. (Bhana has always been my favourite place to buy flowers in Auckland.)

Ponsonby 1977 by Robin Morrison

Dick Armstrong’s – affectionately known as Dirty Dick’s (now State of Grace)

Ponsonby 1977 by Robin Morrison

Ponsonby 1977 by Robin Morrison

Arthur Cooper, Barber, Jervois Road (now Pure Restaurant, 186 Jervois Road)

Ponsonby 1977 by Robin Morrison

Peter Rogers Art Deco (still Peter Rogers, Real Time, 74 Ponsonby Road)

Ponsonby 1977 by Robin Morrison

Tony Burrows, the Mussel Man, Ponsonby (now Plants and Pots, corner O’Neill St and Ponsonby Rd)

Ponsonby 1977 by Robin Morrison

John Moller, Funeral Director, & Noball (70 Ponsonby Road, now the site of the Quest Hotel)

Ponsonby 1977 by Robin Morrison

Ivan, Ivan’s Restaurant, Ponsonby Road (now Chapel Bar & Restaurant)

 

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