Online full-text versions of significant early publications relating to Wellington, as well as more recent publications that illuminate our history.
By Fanny L. Irvine-Smith (1948)
An invaluable resource which records and explains street-names, preserving pioneer ships and their captains, early settlers, Māori places and people.
By Elsdon Best (1919)
"The Story of the Occupation of Te Whanga-nui-a-Tara(the Great Harbour of Tara), or Port Nicholson, by the Maoris".
Reprinted in 1919 from the Journal of the Polynesian Society of New Zealand.
By Hilda McDonnell (2002)
"In 1825 a group of Scottish settlers, though some were said to have been from Cumberland, sailed on the barque Rosanna from London with Captain Herd. They were part of a New Zealand Company venture planned to last three years."
By Major Charles Heaphy (2002)
In Transactions and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New Zealand, Volume 12, 1879.
Read before the Wellington Philosophical Society, 11th October, 1879.
[Brees, Samuel Charles] 1810-1865 :Petoni Road, with Wellington in the distance, 27. Engraved by Henry Melville. Drawn by S C Brees. [London, 1847].. Ref: PUBL-0020-09-2. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/22300348