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View of part of Wellington looking south east towards a trestle rail track, Courtenay Place, Majoribanks Street and Mt Victoria, 1880s

Reference Number: PAColl-5671-16

View of part of Wellington looking towards a trestle rail track, Courtenay Place, Majoribanks Street and Mt Victoria. The track was constructed by Peter McGrath. The track joined the Oriental Bay Quarry to the Te Aro Reclamation. Taken by unidentified photographer in the 1880s.

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1 image, related to Wellington City, Reclamation of land - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Streets - New Zealand - Wellington Region, Trestles - New Zealand - Wellington Region and Dwellings - New Zealand - Wellington Region.

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View of part of Wellington looking south east towards a trestle rail track, Courtenay Place, Majoribanks Street and Mt Victoria, Reference Number PAColl-5671-16 (1 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: The track ran out into Te Aro Harbour. Mr McGrath undertook to reclaim 23 acres in 1882 and went bankrupt in 1884. The reclamation along the Te Aro foreshore was not carried out until 1886. (Information from 'Colonial Capital : Wellington 1865-1910' by Terence Hodgson, Auckland : Random Century, 1990., and 'Fresh about Cook Strait : an appreciation of Wellington Harbour' by Grahame Anderson, Auckland : Methuen, 1984.)

Conditions governing access to original: Not restricted

Other copies available: File print available in Pictorial Reference Service41. Wellington. 1880s(PFP-013613)

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