In 1993, Neville Exler filmed on his Sony Handicam, the three Connell brothers on site at
their market garden on Rosebank Road. This film was made just as these men, the last
farmers on Rosebank Road were negotiating the sale of their farmland for development,
and so ending the last chapter of Rosebank Road as the fruit and vegetable basket of
Auckland. In 2012 this video was given to our research collective to convert to digital
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In response to reader comments, the following clarification of the title is provided: Places of special character on the Rosebank Peninsula in Auckland; a site that once contained market gardens, a local horse trainer and a significant garden that was once was used for horticultural science.