Wellington: A Capital Century

by David McGill

Hardcover, 2003

Status

Available

Call number

993.63

Collection

Publication

Transpress (2003), Hardcover

Description

From Victorian teaparties to New Zealand's Top Town this book is the complete history of Wellington during the 20th Century. War, Depression, Riot, Earthquake, Demolition and Restoration - the story of the harbour city is as vigorous as the winds that swirl through its streets. The capital has always been a magnet for movers and shakers like controversial mayors Michael Fowler and Fran Wilde, national politicians King Dick Seddon and Peter Fraser, visionary exhibition designer Edmund Anscombe, pioneering transsexual Carmen and film director Peter Jackson, personalities at the forefront of the surge from Victorian teaparty town to the country's most cosmopolitan city.

Language

ISBN

090887619X / 9780908876198
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