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Durie Hill

Durie Hill

In 1920 Samuel Hurst Seager designed a garden suburb at Durie Hill. Based on garden-city planning principles, it included curvilinear streets, reserves, and recreational amenities like croquet lawns and tennis courts. The suburb was connected to the city by a public elevator, which in 2009 still served Whanganui.

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Planning between the world wars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 September 2023)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 26 Mar 2015