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New Zealand Company names, Wellington Harbour

New Zealand Company names, Wellington Harbour

On this chart of Port Nicholson (Wellington Harbour) the names Hutt, Somes, Dorset and Lambton all commemorate people involved in the New Zealand Company. Wellington was its first settlement, established in 1840.

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Reference: NZMap 864a

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How to cite this page:

Malcolm McKinnon, 'Place names - Colonial naming', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/map/19338/new-zealand-company-names-wellington-harbour (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 24 Nov 2008