Story: Wellington places

Early Oriental Bay

Early Oriental Bay

In 1883, Oriental Bay was a stony beach with a few houses and boatsheds. The railway track was built to carry spill from the Oriental Bay quarry to the Te Aro reclamation, north of Courtenay Place.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, J. H. Lowe Collection
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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Southern suburbs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016