Story: Whanganui places

Whanganui, 1889 (1st of 2)

Whanganui, 1889

In 1889 Whanganui had a population of around 5,000. It had solidly constructed buildings and mature trees, and sat alongside a river that was bridged and busy with traffic. Idealised as the picture may be, it shows how the town had developed considerably after two decades of growth in the hinterland.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: PUBL-0019-04
Chromolithograph by Archibald Dudingston Willis

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Diana Beaglehole, 'Whanganui places - Whanganui', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Diana Beaglehole, updated 15 Jun 2015