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Thorndon 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, 1939-1940Specially Selected Views of WellingtonJames Smith's CornerTe AroExterior of the Wellington Central Library Children's Section, Wellington Public LibraryWellington Railway StationWellington : Biography of a City55 Minute Dry Cleaning, Cuba StreetLambton 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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147 Abel Smith Street, Te Aro233 - 235 Jackson Street, PetoneWharves and Customhouse QuayRintoul Street, BerhamporeWellington City Magazine, July 198613 Tory StreetAnvil House, Wakefield Street173 - 191 Tinakori RoadElephant on Cuba StreetTrail of Light - Artwork at Wellington Cathedral of St PaulMotorway constructionSieverston TerraceWellington City Magazine, June 198647 Hopper StreetStanden Shops, KaroriHenry Charles Clarke WrightConstruction of the Michael Fowler CentreChildren's library display 170 The Terrace327 Willis Street39 Buller Street48 Stanley Street148 Mitchell StreetBasin ReserveThorndon ReclamationLyall Bay Plunket Rooms, 105 Lyall Parade76 Wright Street, Mt Cook149 Willis StreetJohnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmoore Avenue43 Bolton Street29 Buller StreetO. T. J. Alpers232 - 234 Riddiford Street, NewtownThe Sweet Sultana, James Cook Arcade, 296 Lambton Quay306 Tinakori Road, ThorndonBook review winners Mobile Library79 Abel Smith StreetHill StreetAotea Quay, wharves and railway yards222 - 224 Vivian StreetFrank Kitts Park Basement refurbishment, 'old' central library44 Reuben Avenue, BrooklynSuzy van der KwastFloating Dock Wharf20 Dundas Street, Seatoun8 Kelvin GroveDwelling, Makara Road, Makara282 Oriental Parade