Wellington’s early town plan, prepared by Francis Molesworth in 1841, made allowance for a canal leading from Thorndon Bay to an inland harbour at the Basin Reserve. This was abandoned after the 1855 earthquake lifted up the land. The Basin Reserve is now a cricket ground.
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Alexander Turnbull Library
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