Story: Capital city

Auckland, New Zealand's second capital, 1842

The 'city of Auckland' in 1842 was little more than a town. By this stage it was, however, New Zealand’s capital – something to which it was better suited than the more remote site at Russell, the previous capital.

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Stephen Levine, 'Capital city - The first two capitals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 June 2024)

Story by Stephen Levine, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 Aug 2016