Monday, January 25, 2010

Wellington anniversary day

170 years ago (actually on 22 January 1840) the first settlers in the region landed on the beach at Petone (as it is now spelt). Twenty-five years later Wellington become NZ's capital city, and politicians' hot air joined the generous natural ventilation from the winds. The 150th anniversary or sesquicentennial in 1990 was marked by the notorious Sesqui carnival, which is described in our book Wellington a Capital Century.

As the song goes, you can't beat Wellington on a good day.

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