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View looking south east across Kelburn, ca 1928

Reference Number: EP-1740-1/2-G

View looking south east across Kelburn, showing work on the Botanic Gardens, including the demolition of the ridge (later the site of Magpie Lawn) and the filling of Glenmore Gully by unemployment relief labour. Taken by an unidentified photographer, circa 1928.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Wellington Botanic Garden, Botanic Garden (Wellington), Kelburn and Botanical gardens.

Part of:
Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PAColl-0614-1 (5390 digitised items)
Evening Post :Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post newspaper, Reference Number PA-Group-00287 (5802 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Gelatin dry plate negative. Various Material Types

Historical Notes: Note on back of file print reads: Date - ca 1928. Wgtn Botanic Garden. Glenmore hills looking south east across Kelburn. Work is underway demolishing he ridge (now the site of Magpie Lawn) and filling the Glenmore Gully. This was part of a larger project which involved widening Glenmore Street and Tinakori Road to conform with the newly formed Bowen Street. The entire frontage of the Botanic Garden was remodelled between 1927 and 1930. The piping of the stream, the filling of the gully and the leveling of Magpie Lawn had been completed by December 1928. The work was carried out by unemployment relief labourr. (Info from Walter Cook 1988).

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service41. Wellington. Parks etc. Botanic Garden. ca1928(PFP-013929)

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