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Anderson Park, Wellington

Anderson Park, Wellington

Until Anderson Park was completed in 1910, Thorndon and the surrounding suburbs did not have a park nearby for sports and other forms of active recreation. This is the park not long after it was finished. The flat playing fields contrast with the surrounding hills; the park had required major earth-moving works.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, L. I. Parton Collection
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Kerryn Pollock, 'City parks and green spaces - Later urban parks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2022)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 11 Mar 2010