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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.




The Wellington region is located at the southernmost point of the North Island. Predominantly an urban area, the principal settlements being Wellington City and Lower Hutt City, it is contained within the boundaries of Makara County and Hutt County which constitute the basic units for the collection of statistics. In 1961 the total population of the area was 260,313 (representing 10·77 per cent of the total New Zealand population), 2·37 per cent of whom were Maoris. (Recently Makara County was incorporated in Hutt County.)


Samuel Harvey Franklin, B.COM.GEOG., M.A.(BIRMINGHAM), Senior Lecturer, Geography Department, Victoria University of Wellington.

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