WELLINGTON , thecapital of New Zealand, the seat of
See also:government and of a
See also:bishop . Pop . (1901) 43,638; (1906) 58, 563, and including suburbs, 63,807 . It lies on the south-western
See also:shore of
See also:Island, on the inner shore of
See also:Nichol-son, an inlet of
See also:Cook's Strait, the site affording a splendid
See also:harbour, walled in by abrupt hills . The
See also:flat shore is occupied by massive walls constructed for the reclaiming of
See also:land, as the hills prevent an inland extension of the city .
See also:Wood was originally in favour as a
See also:building material, owing to the prevalence of earthquakes, but
See also:brick and
See also:stone subsequently took its place in the construction of the
See also:principal buildings . The
See also:main street is a winding thoroughfare named in different parts Thorndon Quay, Lambton Quay, Willis Street and
See also:Manners Street . It runs parallel to the shore, but the quays properly so called are separated from it by blocks of buildings . It is traversed by an electric
See also:tramway . There are two railway stations in the
See also:town and one in the
See also:southern suburb of Te Aro . Two main lines leave the town, one following the west
See also:coast, the other an inland route to
See also:Napier . The principal buildings are governmental; the houses of parliament, formerly a wooden erection, are rebuilt in brick and stone; there are also the residence of the
See also:governor and
See also:house .
See also:fine town
See also:hall was founded by the
See also:prince of
See also:Wales in 1901 .
1ST DUKE OF ARTHUR WELLESLEY WELLINGTON (1769-1852)...
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