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Bell Hill, Dunedin

Bell Hill, Dunedin

The grid plan was meant to impose instant order on the landscape, but sometimes the landscape resisted being ordered. Bell Hill in Dunedin was a steep obstacle for traffic along Princes St, so the hill was lowered to enable easier passage. Here workers using picks and shovels excavate the hill.

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Ben Schrader, 'City planning - Early settlement planning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 26 Mar 2015