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Wellington history

Wellington has always been at the heart of this country's history. Here's your introduction to discovering the stories of our past on a visit to Wellington.

Historical attractions, Museums and more

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Pre-European, Māori myth & history

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Early colonial era, Middle 19th century

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A city rises, Late 19th century

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A new age, Early 20th century

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Connecting with the world, Pre-WW2

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Wartime Wellington, 1939-1950

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Wellington gets cool, The post-War years

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Into the modern era, 1980s & 90s

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A new milennium, 21st century

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