In the early 1900s Oriental Bay became a fashionable address for the city’s affluent. However, in the 1930s and 1940s many of its grand houses were converted into flats and boarding houses. By the 1990s it had once again become the abode of the wealthy. Many people live in apartments, which are replacing the early wooden villas. Standing above the bay is the former St Gerard’s monastery, a Wellington landmark.
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Photograph by Chris Maclean
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