Wellington History 1865-1900: The Modernisation of Wellington, From Town to City

Listen to our latest episode of Wellington’s history, focussing on the rapid modernisation of the city at the end of the 19th century.

During the last third of the 19th century, Wellington developed from an inchoate colonial town to the prominent ‘Empire City’. Modern urban planning, new technologies and innovative policies transformed Wellington into a major city.


If you want to find out more about Wellington’s history, check out these two websites providing a thorough history of Wellington Region:

Image Courtesy of Wellington City Council, Alexander Turnbull Library and New Zealand History.

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