east tamaki

Residential and industrial area of South Auckland, 3km east of Otara. A long-established farming and quarrying area first settled in the 1850s by pioneer Weslyan missionary, the Reverend Gideon Smales who farmed 160ha of the area on the lines of a grand English estate, which he called "Hampton Park".

Meaning of place name
Earlier known as Farnsworth. Tāmakimakaurau was the name of the isthmus on which Auckland was built. Tāmaki; makau: lovers; rau: a hundred.