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Paddy the Wanderer. The True Story of a Dog who Captured the Heart of a City. Extended edition. Dianne Haworth. (2007) 2008 extended edition. Harper Collins, Auckland

Paddy, am Airedale dog with no owner, lived in Wellington in the 1930s, mostly on the wharves. He had once been named Dash and belonged to a little girl. When his owner died Dash went looking for her, starting a lifetime of wandering, sometimes on ships or in taxis

Paddy, as the Harbour Board workers and Watersiders named him, became a legend known and loved by many Wellington people

There is a drinking fountain on Queen’s Wharf dedicated to Paddy the Wanderer.
Parts of the book veer off into interesting aspects of Wellington’s history

Old photos show: Paddy; ships and ship wrecks; wharves; houses in Haining Street; riots 1932; Phar Lap; and more

236pp; b/w photos; maps; bibliography; glossary; hard covers; very good condition

Text Copyright 2016
Collectible Books, Napier

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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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