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The Life of John Plimmer; "Father of Wellington" with Selections from His Writings.
Compiled by John Young,.

Published by New-Zealand Times., Wellington (1901)
(Private Circulation Only)
248pages.

A dedication on the half-title page reads ‘To Earnest Richardson from the author John Plimmer, father of Wellington’ dated July 1901.
On the following title page it is signed again by John Plimmer, this time reading ‘Earnest G G Richardson from his grandfather, John Plimmer’.

The spine has a split at the top edge , about 30mm in length – see photo.

This is a very rare item, and had only limited circulation.

Several photographs including John Plimmer and his dog – similar to the statue in Plimmer’s lane, wellington.

Although he played a leading role in the development of Wellington, and in the Wellington to Manawatu railway line, the title of Father of Wellington has been highly controversial. His Arc was a landmark in Early Wellington and show his enterprise.
This book contains lots of details on the development of Wellington and Plimmer’s role in that development.
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