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Pictorial souvenir of the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, 1939-1940Worser Bay, SeatounGrey Street & Queens WharfKarori ReservoirThorndon QuayGovernment BuildingsCourtenay PlaceBoat Sheds, Clyde Quay Boat HarbourTe AroJames Smith's CornerThe Last Car for Oriental BayWellington Railway StationChildren's Section, Wellington Public LibraryExterior of the Wellington Central Library The Second to Last Tram, Lambton QuayLambton Quay


Welcome to the Wellington City Recollect website, a database of heritage photos, books, maps and related ephemera reflecting the Capital's past. The database is administered by Wellington City Libraries.

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248 Rintoul Street123 - 133 Adelaide Road 66 Sydney Street, PetoneNewlands Intermediate SchoolVictoria Tavern, 138 Jackson Street, Petone191 Rintoul StreetWellington Central9 Colombo Street, NewtownNewspaper Room, Wellington Municipal Library17 Myrtle Crescent, Mt Cook33 Hanson Street, Newtown84 Hill Street248 Oriental Parade57 - 61 Owen Street, Newtown General Post OfficeKhandallah LibraryTinakori Road260 The TerraceKarori School Centenary, 1857 - 195718 Jefferson Street5 Paterson Street37 Marine Parade, Seatoun 66 Sydney Street, PetoneFitzherbert Gardens17 & 19 Arthur StreetOur Lady's Home of Compassion, 2 Rhine StreetMotorway constructionWalker & McLuskie, 248 Riddiford Street, NewtownGlasgow Street37 Hall Street, Newtown143 - 147 Vivian Street55 Mitchell StreetWellington WharvesPresbyterian Church, 88 The ParadeKarori Cemetery Arch in Military Cemetery, Karori Cemetery20 Pirie Street, Mount VictoriaWellington Waterfront Jam Tin Gully, John StreetACC Office, 307 Willis StreetHawkestone CrescentBuckle Street9 Barker StreetFiction shelves12 Hiropi Street, Newtown 120 - 140 The TerraceKarori CemeteryPapakowhaiThe San Francisco Bath House, 159 Willis StreetThe 'Popular' Library