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Lambton 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 CornerTe AroExterior of the Wellington Central Library Children's Section, Wellington Public LibraryWellington Railway Station


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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31 & 33 Clifton Terrace22 Buller StreetSaint John's Methodist Church, 235 Karori RoadLambton Quay13 & 15 Bolton StreetJohnsonville Community Centre, 3 Frankmoore Avenue27 - 31 Tasman Street, Mt CookJubilee DockTe AroJohnsonville Road46 Hall Street, NewtownJohnsonville Methodist Church 125th AnniversaryClifton Terrace38 Roxburgh Street, Mount VictoriaHutt RoadMotorway under constructionRailway OfficesOpening of the Seatoun Tram LineEverton TerraceParamount Theatre, 25 - 29 Courtenay Place29 Palmer Street31 Taft Street, BrooklynChinese Mission Hall, 46 Frederick Street81 - 85 Ghuznee Street5 Lincoln StreetMausoleums in Karori Cemetery50 & 52 Ellice StreetKarori CemeteryGovernment BuildingsGovernment Court at the Centennial Exhibition28 Buller Street 150 Abel Smith Street, Te AroMunicipal Milk Department, 133 Tory StreetSaint Benedict's Church, Izard Road, KhandallahMasonic Hall, Phillip Street, Johnsonville62 & 64 Ellice Street147 Abel Smith Street, Te AroConstable Street, NewtownMotorway under construction525 Adelaide RoadNairnville Recreation Centre, Khandallah28 Majoribanks Street238 The Terrace188 & 190 Vivian StreetWellington Waterworks139 Marine Parade, Seatoun Newtown26 Riddiford Street, Newtown 1 - 3 Garrett Street, Te AroWellington Central Public Library lending collection