Story: Suburbs

Early Wellington suburbs

This panorama of 1880s Wellington, taken from Mt Victoria, shows the suburban pattern of low-rise single- or double-storey houses, mostly on their own sections, already well established. The flat areas and moderate slopes of Newtown (upper left), The Terrace (centre back), Thorndon (upper right) and Oriental Bay (lower right) were handy to the city centre and the earliest to be developed.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Theodor T. Bloch Collection (PAColl-1762)
Reference: PA1-o-041-1; PA1-o-041-2; PA1-o-041-3; PA1-o-041-4; PA1-o-041-5
Photographs by Theodor Bloch

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - The suburban ideal', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2024)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010