Story: Estuaries

Woodward St, Wellington

Woodward St, Wellington

All land seaward of Lambton Quay and Thorndon Quay in inner-city Wellington is reclaimed: between 1852 and 1973 over 155 hectares were added to the harbour’s south-western shoreline. Until 1853 a Māori fishing village (Kumutoto kāinga) was located at the mouth of the Kumutoto stream; today this site is the intersection of Lambton Quay and Woodward Street.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Estuaries - Where fresh water meets the sea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006