True North Through Look-out

From a map at the Lookout commemorating the founding of the City by Settlers organised by the New Zealand Company:

The first Actors in the Drama arrived in Wellington Harbour in the “Tory” from England on September 20th 1839. Edward Gibbon Wakefield was the moving spirit behind the Organisation. The City took the name of Wellington from the Great Duke who assisted the passage of Wakefields Australian Colony Legislation through the English Parliament. The granite wall of the lookout is the gift of the London County Council and formed part of the Waterloo Bridge London which was opened by the Duke of Wellington in 1817 and demolished in 1838.

Wellington, New Zealand

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