This 1848 drawing by William Swainson, with a Māori figure standing and two sitting, shows a track leading around the west coast of Wellington Harbour. Thousands of Māori walking tracks were still being used at the time. After the 1855 earthquake raised the western edge of Wellington Harbour, this traditional route, like many others, was transformed into a major road.
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Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.