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|Title:||The Birth of a City : Wellington 1840-1843|
|Author(s):||CARMAN, Arthur H|
|Category:||New Zealand General|
|New / Used:||Used|
|Book Type:||Small hardcover|
|Published By:||Arthur H Carman|
|Size (mm):||145 w x 220 h x 20 d|
Immaculate original condition, light wear on dust jacket, otherwise as brand new. Images depict all need to know detail.
In August 1970 the City of Wellington celebrated the centenary of the founding of the present municipality in 1870. Twenty-eight years earlier, in 1842, an attempt at self-government, that was doomed to failure, was made by the first settlers. This book recalls the ideas, the immense character (and characters) and the struggles of these founding fathers who carved a home, a community and a law-abiding society out of a wilderness. Self-government of the embryonic shoreside settlement was attempted in 1842 after a highly colourful and controversial election campaign saw 12 aldermen elected to a Borough Council. They were not to serve for long as word was soon received that the Queen had withheld the Royal Assent to the Ordinance, and there were even accusations of treason.
All interested in early New Zealand history, and particularly the descendants of those associated with the birth of this city, will welcome this book. Rare and collectable.
Large number of names throughout incl:
Jury List and Justices1841
Shipping arrivals 1839 to 1842
Burgesses Roll 1842, with addresses, occupation, date of arrival and ship
Burgesses Roll 1843, with addresses, occupation
Potted bios of the Aldermen
Historic photos and repros of painting and fold out drawings incl:
Wellington 1842; the beach at Te Aro 1841; Thorndon 1841; Barrett’s Hotel 1843; Panoramic views 1841 with buildings identified; portraits; repros of documents.
Illustrated throughout with images and drawings, maps on end papers.