According to the North Shore Libraries' site (to be all part of Auckland Council from next Monday), these pottery tiles were made by Barry Brickell, of Driving Creek Railway fame. The 18-tile set features past and present watercraft and ferries linking Auckland with the Shore.
Maori waka, "Akarana Ki Takapuna."
Tainui, 1873. Auckland & North Shore Steam Ferry Co.
SS Condor, 3rd version. 1908-1936.
Whale boat, the first official ferry. 1854-1865.
PS Eagle, 1886-1924.
Sparrowhawk, 1911-1959; Goshawk 1909-1959. Replaced by the harbour bridge.
The first Devonport steam ferry, Emu, 1860. Captain Kreeft.
Takapuna, 1925-1950. Makora, 1921-1970. Ngoiro, 1914-1959.
PS Osprey, 1887-1890.
Enterprise, Holmes Bros., 1865.
PS Osprey, 1887-1926.
Mollyhawk, 1923-1957. Eaglehawk, 1926-1959.
PS Devonport, built 1870 Auckland. Owners, Holme Bros., Auckland & North Shore Steam Ferry Co.
SS Albratross, 1904-1960.
George and Francis Peat, renamed 1951 the Ewen W & Alexander Alison, 1946-1959, diesel, ex-Tasmanian Govt.
PS Takapuna, 1872-1911. Built by H Nicol, operated by Devonport Steam Ferry Co. A better image (sorry about the blur) here.
SS Kestrel, 1905-, Peregrine, 1912-1959.
And today's seabus Kea, 1988-. It says North Shore Ferry Co. Ltd, but we all know it's run by Fullers.