The walkway in those years known as O'Neill's Esplanade.
The old papers have many examples of years when repairs urgently took place. In 1913 the Thames Borough Council hoped to have the problem solved and had three men engaged in filling the holes to the wall.
The photo below is one example of damage to the sea wall in 1907,
|Auckland Weekly News 11 July 1907|
' Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19070711-4-3 '