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This hard back book of 127 pages, " Wellington Harbour, " A Heritage of Tara, by D.R. Neilson, was published by A.H. & A.W. Reed in 1970 as a 1st Edition.

27 x 28 cms ; large format ; scan has missed quite a bit of the cover ; minor flaws ; good condition.

Wellington Harbour, capital port of New Zealand's capital city, traces its history from Maori legend through discovery by Captain Cook in 1773 and the first organised settlement by Europeans in 1839, to the activity and prosperity of the 1970s. ( when published )

The harbour has great natural beauty. In its near-two hundred years of maritime history it has witnessed a pageant of shipping, from Cook's ' Resolution ' into the twilight of the sailing ships finally typied by the ' Pamir '; from the little steam-sail packets of the nineteenth century to the great US aircraft-carrier ' America ', a visitor in 1968.

Artist - author D.R. Neilson, working from old paintings, photographs, and written sources relating to the Harbour's history, has compiled this unique tribute to its progress.

Himself a Wellingtonian by upbringing, he early learned to love the harbour, its ships and the busy wharves, and its characters - not forgetting Paddy the Wanderer, the dog whose funeral was a civic event.

Within this book is the pageant of a great port ; it dwells with fond nostalgia on the past, it looks forward into an unspoiled future.

A stunning book.
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