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New Zealand Company :A proposed plan of the city of Wellington in the first settlement in New Zealand, founded 1839-40 [copy of ms map]. Drawn by Samuel Cobham, Newgate Street, [London]. [n.d.]

Reference Number: MapColl-832.4796a/1839/Acc.15648

Plan of the proposed city of Wellington that was to be located near the mouth of the Hutt River and Petone, Lower Hutt City. The area covers 1361 acres, exclusive of streets and terraces, with 261 acres for government purposes, squares, public buildings, hospitals, schools, markets, wharves, and 1100 acres for settlers for building purposes. The town is laid out in a grid pattern, with the Hutt River running through the centre, and a terrace around the periphery. Several blocks on the plan are allocated for specific purposes, such as government offices, prison, public baths, museum, barracks, president's palace, college of surgeons. Four cemeteries are proposed on the corners of the plan, each of eight acres. Note on mount reads: This proposal was for the establishment of Wellington on the banks of the Hutt River.

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New Zealand Company :A proposed plan of the city of Wellington in the first settlement in New Zealand, founded 1839-40 [copy of ms map]. Drawn by Samuel Cobham, Newgate Street, [London]. [n.d.], Reference Number MapColl-832.4796a/1839/Acc.15648 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 map(s)Photocopy, coloured, mounted, scale indeterminable, 39.3 x 50 cm.. Map

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