Story: Wellington region

Beach holiday

Beach holiday

From the early 20th century the Kāpiti Coast began to attract Wellingtonians seeking a beach holiday. This is the Vaughan family camping at Maclean’s ‘whare’ (hut) at Paraparaumu Beach in 1914. The hilltops of Kāpiti Island are visible in the background.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. M. Daley Collection
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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington region - Boom and bust: 1900–1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Aug 2015