Author(s): Debra Millar
Beyond Point Chevalier's obvious seaside attractions lies a rich and colourful past that has seen this Auckland suburb emerge as a trailblazer in a number of spheres. A hotbed of jazz and dancing in the 1920s, one of New Zealand's earliest state housing enclaves, home to more than its share of sporting legends and once one of the city's more vibrant town centres, Point Chevalier has made a significant contribution on numerous fronts and is affectionately remembered by many. This comprehensive history brings to life the people and places that have shaped Point Chevalier since the 1860s. Generously illustrated with archival imagery as well as contemporary photographs that capture the area's enduring sense of community, The Point offers a unique insight into the evolution of this popular suburb and the historic features that remain today.
Debra Millar is a writer and publisher and passionate Point Chevalian. She moved to the Point in 2012 and lives there in a house designed by her architect husband, Guy Tarrant. A former publishing director of Penguin Random House, Debra set up her own publishing company in 2018, naming it Point Publishing Limited after her home's prominent corner location on the seaside peninsula.