Kōrero: Wellington places

Levelling Porirua

Levelling Porirua

An aerial view of Eastern Porirua in the late 1950s highlights the ‘cut and fill’ technique of land development. Hills were topped or levelled and spill was used to fill gullies, making the once rugged landscape more rolling.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-1976/3091
Photograph by Ian Chappell Mackley

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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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Porirua', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13497/levelling-porirua (accessed 23 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016