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Karori ReservoirCourtenay PlaceGrey Street & Queens WharfPictorial souvenir of the New Zealand Centennial Exhibition, 1939-1940James Smith's CornerTe 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 Bay


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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10 Burgess Road, Johnsonville44 - 46 Riddiford Street, Newtown142 Owhiro Bay Parade38 Aurora Terrace395A Karaka Bay RoadSan Sebastian RoadAotea Quay, wharves and railway yardsAlexandra Barracks Former Wellington Central Fire Station14 Gear Street, Petone8 Russell Terrace, NewtownBolton Street CemeteryCable Car and Tea RoomsJohnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmoore Avenue9 Dee Street35 Grove Road, KelburnMotorway construction4 Palmer StreetOld Government Buildings & NZ Post HouseWard Memorial Methodist Church, Northland, Wellington, 1904 - 1954272 Rintoul StreetSydney Street West43 Courtenay Place Motorway overpass under construction88 Manners StreetBerhampore Flats,  Adelaide Road62 & 64 Elizabeth StreetNational Bank, 226 Jackson Street,  Petone57 Norway Street18 Parliament StreetNational Bank, 192 - 194 Cuba StreetNga Waahi Taonga Map 12162 Oriental ParadeGrey StreetNurses Home, Wellington HospitalPoriruaKarori CemeteryWellington Inner Habour39 Reuben Avenue, BrooklynCentral ParkFountain, Central Park95 Dixon Street23 Epuni StreetTaxi depot on Thorndon QuayCrossways - a Christian pilgrimage52 Epuni Street139 & 141 Ghuznee Street170 Mitchell StreetWellington WharvesThorndon