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Goulding’s Block

Est. 1930.  In May 1938 Town Planner Robert Thomson Goulding sent to the Town Planning Committee the subdivision and business premises plans for this site. Originally two buildings in a simple Art Deco style, by 1992 they had amalgamated into one premises with a cantilevered street verandah running along the Cameron Road frontage. A 1963 photograph also shows a square red Public Telephone Box outside the front of the store which would have been installed by the New Zealand Post and Telegraph Department.

Map No. 72
350-358 Cameron Road (cnr Cameron Rd & Fourth Ave),
Tauranga, 3110.

Cameron Road, Tauranga
Cameron Road, Tauranga by Robert Gale (23 August 1962). A colour slide showing a road with shops. Location identified as Cameron Road, Tauranga, looking north. Recorded by the photographer as ‘Cameron Road at 4th Avenue’. Image Credit: Robert Gale via Tauranga Heritage Collection 0005/20/1101 © In copyright.

Commercial Building, Tauranga
A two-story commercial building located on the south east corner of Fourth Avenue and Cameron Road (350 Cameron Road). In 1995 it was occupied by Big Al’s Café. It is currently occupied by Tasty Thai Restaurant (extant 2021). One of 70 photographs of buildings within Te Papa Peninsula taken by Lyn Harpham in 1995 and 1999. Image Credit: Lyn Harpham via Tauranga Heritage Collection 0355/21/6 © In copyright.