1895 Print over 100 years old Wellington View of City (also available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.251.

Entitled – Wellington. General View of the City. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

Wellington. – Wellington, the capital or “Empire City” of New Zealand, and the seat of government, with a population of about 34,000 is situated at the head of Port Nicholson, a fine circular harbour, which is one of the safest and most commodious in the whole colony.

Owing to Wellington’s central position and fine shipping accommodation, it is usually the first port of call in New Zealand, and is, moreover, the starting point of the overland routes to New Plymouth, on the west coast, and Napier, on the east – the latter at present being the popular route to the Hot Lakes, for northern-bound travellers.

The recent rapid progress of the capital, hemmed in as it is by the surrounding hills, has necessitated the reclamation of large tracts of land from the sea, and on some of these areas many of the finest buildings are erected.

Tram-cars run through the main thoroughfares between Thorndon and Newtown at frequent intervals throughout the day.

There is an Opera House in Manners Street; and the Theatre Royal is in Panama Street.

There is also a Museum; and the Botanical Gardens exend over a hundred acres of hilly land.

A walk of less than two miles from the terminus of the tramway at Newtown brings the tourist to Island Bay, a pleasant spot much frequented by picnic and boating parties, and said to be the coming Brighton of Wellington.

Those fond of a bracing walk cannot do better than ascend the Signal Station, Mount Victoria, whence a fine view of the harbour entrance, the straits, and the snowy Kaikouras of the South Island may be obtained.

Descending the hill on its farther side, the walk may with advantage be continued to the picturesque little township of Kilbernie.

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