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Construction of Anderson Park, Wellington, 31 Mar 1932

Reference Number: EP-2484-1/2-G

Men working on the Anderson Park extension in the Wellington Botanic Gardens as part of an unemployment relief scheme operated by the Wellington City Council. Taken by an unidentified photographer on 31 March 1932.

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1 image, related to Botanic Garden (Wellington) and Parks - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

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 - 31 March 1932 (date written on neg) Anderson Park extension. Filling gully, 31 March 1932. This is now the site of the Lady Norwood Rose garden and Begonia House. Work on the Anderson Park extension was carried out between December 1931 and May 1934. The work also involved laying extensive stormwater drain through Andreson park and under Sydney Street. The cost of this operation was 12,631 pounds. It was carried out as a Govt unemployment relief scheme operated through the Wellington City Council. (Info from Walter Cook 1988)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service41. Wgtn. Parks etc. Anderson. 1932(PFP-014022)

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