Story: Wellington region

Rebuilding Wellington

Rebuilding Wellington

The growth of government, finance and trade increased land values in Wellington’s business district and encouraged rebuilding. Small wooden buildings began to be replaced by large masonry structures such as the Kempthorne Prosser building on Lambton Quay, photographed in the late 1880s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Tyree Studio Collection (PAColl-3064)
Reference: G-961-10x8
Photograph by Tyree Brothers

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - From town to city: 1865–1899', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2024)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015