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Title: Wellington Harbour
Author(s): JOHNSON, David
Category: New Zealand
New / Used: New
Book Type: Large hardcover
Published: 1996
Published By: Wellington Maritime Museum Trust
Pages: 556
Size (mm): 220 w x 300 h x 45 d
Weight (kg): 3.5kg

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1st Edition. The history of Te-Whanganui-a-Tara, Port Nicholson, Poneke or Wellington Harbour.

Wellington Harbour is a history of a port and of the relationship of that port with its harbour. Its scope is broad. It moves from Kupe's voyaging to container cranes, following a course that examines the growth of a city with no great rural hinterland. It is a city which has had to live on politics and trade rather than the fat of the land. The story moves from whaling to frozen meat; from coal to the conflicts of 1890, 1913 and 1951; from sub division at Eastbourne and Miramar to townhouses at Te Aro; from the flock of small coasters in the Cook Strait trade to the conveyor belt of the Interisland Line; from the days when the Harbour Board ruled the port to the return of the city to the water's edge through the Lambton Harbour project. 

Man has made his mark on the harbour. He has hacked at the surrounding hills, sucked at the sea bed, buried bays and natural curves to impose straight lines. He has built buildings and wharves which command more attention than the hills or the harbour which are their stage. 

Across this backdrop David Johnson traces the development of Wellington as a port, linking it with its surroundings, placing its trade in context as part of New Zealand's maritime history. 

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