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Te AroExterior of the Wellington Central Library Children's Section, Wellington Public LibraryWellington Railway StationLambton QuayThorndon QuayThe Second to Last Tram, Lambton QuayWorser Bay, SeatounBoat Sheds, Clyde Quay Boat HarbourGovernment BuildingsThe Last Car for Oriental BayKarori ReservoirCourtenay PlaceGrey Street & Queens WharfPictorial souvenir of the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, 1939-1940James Smith's Corner


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.







38 Parkvale Road, KaroriWellington Urban Motorway Clifton TerraceChurch of the Holy Cross, Hobart Street, MiramarCable Car with Kelburn Kiosk tearooms Hawkestone Street, Thorndon102 - 104 Wakefield StreetOpening of the Electrified Tramway NetworkHutt Valley  146 Jackson Street, PetoneDuck Pond, Wellington Botanic GardensGlenbervie Terrace, Thorndon170 The TerraceFormer 2YA Broadcasting Station, Mount VictoriaHerbert GardensKelburn Viaduct35 Farm Road, NorthlandGuido's Pizza, Cambridge Terrace17 Freyberg StreetJohnsonville Mall264 Ohiro RoadCentral Institute of Technology12 and 12A Constable Street, NewtownJames Cook Arcade, 296 Lambton QuayChaytor StreetWellington Wharves 26 Manners StreetThe Junior LibraryMount Street Cemetery14 Athens Street, Miramar23 Myrtle Crescent, Mt Cook37 Hall Street, NewtownPalliser RoadMotorway workersThe Boys Institute, 69 - 71 Tasman Street, Mt CookSection in Sydney StreetIsland Bay Library58 Pirie StreetWellington Rowing Club, Jervois Quay204 The Terrace8 Ferry Street, SeatounBolton Street31 Porritt AvenuePipitea and ThorndonStockyards at the Ngauranga Abattoir Te Aro School's 125th Anniversary58 Karepa StreetLions' Globe at Karori LibraryViews of Wellington, Hutt Valley and the Bays8 Kelvin Grove