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This is an auction for RING AROUND THE CITY: WELLINGTON'S NEW SUBURBS 1900-1930, by Adrian Humphris & Geoff Mew.

“Wellington's population was growing rapidly by the early 1900s, with overcrowding on the flat land between harbour and hills. Water supply and waste disposal systems were slow to arrive, so cholera and typhus were of great concern. Suburban growth, on or beyond the hills, was needed. Trams soon conveyed people between work and home, and within two decades most surrounding boroughs had become part of the city and were covered with new houses. Ring Around the City takes Kilbirnie and Kelburn as case studies to describe Wellington's growth and relates them to other suburbs, contrasting the city council's tramway system and the privately run Kelburn cable car. It documents the social development of the newly-formed Kelburn through clubs, societies and other organisations with many rarely seen photos (both b/w and colour), maps and plans of early Wellington."

ABOUT THE AUTHORS: Adrian Humphris is operations co-ordinator at Wellington City Archives and has completed a Master of Science (Geography) on the relationship between public transport and suburban growth in early Wellington. Geoff Mew is a life member of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust and has published articles in the Trust magazines and edited the popular pamphlets Historic Wellington and Historic Hutt Valley. Geoff's previous career as a soil scientist resulted in over 30 publications. He has travelled extensively and is a keen amateur photographer.

Large format hardback 2009.

200 pages.

Photographs and other illustrations throughout.

New condition.

The cost of shipping is $6.95. If you are on rural delivery the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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