Kōrero: Local and regional government

Council facilities: Wellington City Library, 1938 (4 o 4)

Council facilities: Wellington City Library, 1938

The mayor of Wellington, Thomas Hislop, uses a mason's trowel to lay the foundation stone and plaque for the city's new public library in 1938. The first Wellington librarian was appointed in 1840, and a public library on the present site first opened in 1893. The purpose-built library launched by Hislop in 1938 was replaced by a new building alongside in 1991.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
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Mark Derby, 'Local and regional government - Managing urbanisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/35389/council-facilities-wellington-city-library-1938 (accessed 18 July 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 17 Feb 2015