A CENTURY OF AUCKLANDERS HELPING AUCKLANDERS. This lively history by well-known historian Peter Lineham features over 100 photographs and takes readers inside a remarkable organisation working at the front lines of a society in which poverty has become entrenched. For 100 years the Auckland City Mission has been the lynchpin of the citys compassion towards and support for the poor, the marginalised and the homeless. Perhaps the best known of the citys charitable organisations many thousands of Aucklanders have been involved with the work of the Mission. Its story, marked attimes by struggle, is colourful and peopled by memorable characters.