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Boat 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 QuayPictorial souvenir of the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, 1939-1940Worser Bay, SeatounGrey Street & Queens WharfKarori ReservoirThorndon QuayGovernment BuildingsCourtenay Place


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.

You are welcome to share our material on social media or between individuals on a non-commercial basis but please include a reference and a link back to the original page.







71 & 73 Hawkestone StreetNewtownGlenmore Street283 Adelaide Road, NewtownManawatu Gorge 58 Puru Crescent, Lyall Bay98 Johnsonville RoadMotorway overpass being constructed over Bowen Street78 Majoribanks StreetBiography shelves27 Boulcott Street253 Ohiro RoadBeacon with wreck of S.S Devon65 Norway StreetChaytor StreetCorner of Sydney Street and Museum StreetKarori Cemetery23 Myrtle Crescent, Mt Cook10 & 8 Sieverston Terrace18 Jefferson StreetWellington Hospital, NewtownEvans Bay Yacht and Motor Boat Club110 - 112 Wakefield Street3 Hay Street, Oriental BayBeverlyCentennial Avenue from Main Entrance at the Centennial ExhibitionWaterloo Wharf195 Marine Parade, Seatoun42 Stanley StreetRoyal Tiger Hotel, 190 - 194 Taranaki StreetLambton QuayDays BayWellington Inner Harbour30 - 34 Buller StreetBotanical GardenCuba Street after the Great Fire of 1879Holy Trinity Church, 639 Ohariu Valley RoadSaint Bernard's Catholic Church, Lincoln Street47 Norway Street167 Marine Parade, Seatoun150 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro310 Taranaki Street33 & 35 Colombo Street, NewtownJunior Library228 - 234 Vivian Street (now Buller Street)102 - 104 Wakefield StreetNZ Correspondence School, Clifton TerraceBotanical GardenMartin SquareGeneral Assembly Library, Hill Street