Story: Suburbs

Thorndon, 1850s

Thorndon, 1850s

One of New Zealand’s oldest suburbs is Thorndon, in central Wellington. This 1850s watercolour looks north across the city, showing the low-density suburban style of development in its earliest form.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: E-455-f-032
Ink and wash drawing by John Pearse

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby, 'Suburbs - The role of transport', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/25054/thorndon-1850s (accessed 20 September 2021)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010