Story: Law of the foreshore and seabed

Thorndon Esplanade, around 1910 (1st of 2)

Thorndon Esplanade, around 1910

Until the 1920s, Wellingtonians had public access to the coast in Thorndon. The coastal area attracted walkers and boaters, and was used for the Thorndon baths.

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Mark Hickford, 'Law of the foreshore and seabed - Public access', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Mark Hickford, published 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Jan 2015