Ring Around the City: Wellington’s New Suburbs 1900-1930

Adrian Humphris & Geoff Mew


A fascinating look at Wellington’s suburban growth from 1900 to 1930.

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Ring Around the City looks at Wellington’s suburban growth from 1900 to 1930 taking Kilbirnie and Kelburn as case studies, and contrasting the city council’s tramway system and the privately run Kelburn cable car.

It contains many rarely seen photos (both black & white and colour), maps and plans of early Wellington to illustrate the story.

About the author

Geoff Mew has had a lifelong interest in historic places and in researching the stories of those associated with them. His fascination with architectural detail has resulted in several published articles, leading to more general work on how styles have changed over time, and the architects who created or adapted them.

Adrian Humphris is Team Leader, City Archives at Wellington City Council, where he has worked for over twenty years. He has always had a keen interest in Wellington architects, in particular those active from the early 1900s when the introduction of electric trams changed the face of Wellington. Adrian lives in Karori with his wife and family.

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Dimensions 260 × 210 mm