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Cuba Street

Cuba Street, Wellington, owes its name to an emigrant ship, not to the island from which the ship took its name. In the early 2000s cafes and bars sprang up that traded on a Caribbean theme and contributed to the ambience of the street and its environs.

Aerial photograph courtesy of Wellington City Council

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Colonial naming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/19339/cuba-street (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 24 Nov 2008