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Detail of Wellington plan (2nd of 2)

Detail of Wellington plan

This detail of the city centre of the Wellington includes names that recall London landmarks, such as Covent Garden, Soames Square and Billingsgate Fish Market. None of these names were retained when the settlement was laid out.

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How to cite this page:

John Wilson, 'History - British sovereignty and settlement', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Apr 2020