Wellington

New Zealand

History

Founded in 1840 by British immigrants, the city was named after the Duke of Wellington and hosts 340.000 inhabitants.


The bay of Wellington


It has been the New Zealand's capital since 1865, when it took over the title from Auckland.


The bay of Wellington



Wellington harbour in the early XXth century

It is a large and busy harbour and an industrial place, situated on the northern island, on the straits of Cook. The harbour is the outlet of the local industry, whose produces (meat, wool) are shipped toward Australia and Europe.


From Tinakori hills (1) in 1951


Built in a very beautiful site (Port Nicholson bay), Wellington is a resort city as well as an academic and cultural (symphonic orchestra, ballet, opera, museums) place.

The Pamir made ten voyages from Wellington under New-Zealand flag between 1942 and 1948.


Harbour, beginning XXth century

The bay, beginning of the XXth century

The harbour in 1950


The mouth of the bay

The floating dock used by the Pamir

The harbour nowadays (2)

The harbour from Mount Victoria in
1913. (4b) Nat. Lib. NZ N° 1/1-022718

The bay c. 1930
(4b) Nat. Lib. NZ N° PAColl6407-31

The harbour in 1937
(4b) Nat. Lib. NZ N° PAColl6407-10

The harbour c. 1940
(4b) Nat. Lib. NZ N° PAColl5469-60

The harbour in 1934
(4b) Nat. Lib. NZ N° 1/2 122292

The harbour in 1934
(4b) Nat. Lib. NZ N° 1/2 122294

The Parliament in 1951 (1)


Houses on the hills

Government house (2)

The Parliament (2)


The Parliament library (2)

The bay from the end of the funicular


The bay in 1962 (1)

Lambton Quay (2)

The funicular

The bay in the 1940's (6)

Photos


Entering the harbour
29/07/1941 © J. Churchouse

Behind Shed 21, 1941 © (4)

Behind Shed 21, 1941 © (14)

Along Kings Warf, the day of the seizure
03/08/1941 © J. Churchouse

Drying her sails, 13/08/1941 © (9)

Unloading guano at Railway Warf
09/1941 © J. Churchouse

Approaching the floating dry dock
25/09/1941 © J. Churchouse

In the floating dry dock
28/09/1941 © (4)

In the floating dry dock
28/09/1941 © J. Churchouse

In the floating dry dock
28/09/1941 © J. Churchouse

In the floating dry dock, 1947
© Sydney D. Waters

In the harbour, 194?
Ref. AAQT 6539 A1067 © (11)

In the harbour, 194?
Ref. AAQT 6539 A1071 © (12)

In the harbour, 194?
Ref. AAQT 6539 A1069 © (12)

In the harbour, 194?
Ref. AAQT 6539 A1068 © (12)

In the harbour, 194?
Ref. AAQT 6539 A1070 © (12)

Cheese cargo, 194?
Ref. AAQT 6539 A1081 © (12)

In the harbour, 194?
Ref. AAQT 6539 A1072 © (12)

Leaving for the first voyage
30/03/1942 © J. Churchouse

In the harbour
01/02/1949 © J. Churchouse (13)

In the harbour, 1943
Ref. 1/4-002004-F © (12a)

Ready to leave, 31/03/1944 © (4)

Setting sails, 31/03/1944 © (4)

Setting sails, 31/03/1944 © (4)

Aotea Quay, private source

Aotea Quay, 1940's (?) © (4a)

David & May Smyth, Verner Björkfelt
Molly & Ake Liewendahl 1949 © E. Wiese

Captain Björkfelt and crew
1949 © J. Churchouse

Captain Björkfelt and crew (detail)
1949 © J. Churchouse

Aotea Quay, 28/08/1947 © (7)

Aotea Quay, 01/1949 © J. Churchouse

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (3)

Towed by the Terawhiti
20/07/1942 © J. Churchouse

Strait of Cook, from the Waipahi
12/02/1944 © J. Churchouse

After the pilot Arahina, near the Terawhiti
31/03/1944 © J. Churchouse

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (4)

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (6)

In the harbour, 1943 © J. Churchouse

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (6)

In the bay, 01/1949 © (4)

Alongside the quay, 19/09/1945 © (10)

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (3)

Pipitea warf, 04/10/1948 © (4)

Alongside the quay, 1940's ? Private source(5)

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (3)

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (3)

Alongside the quay, 1940's ? Private source

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (3)

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (3)

In the harbour, 1940's (?) © (3)

With Captain Collier and his wife
10/1947 © Sydney D. Waters

Cap. Collier and his wife, first line G. Gunn
10/1947 © Sydney D. Waters

Oswald Ayling (AU)
10/1947 © Sydney D. Waters

Last departure, 01/02/1949 © J. Churchouse

In the bay, 1940's (?) © (3)

Bound for Vancouver, 22/09/1945 © (8)

Extract from "NZ Weekly Review" n° 389 of NZ National Film Unit (31/01/49 & 01/02/49)

The movie of Norman Walding - Aboard the Pamir (1942-1944)


References

(1) National Geographic Magazine

(2) Planetware

(3) Private Source, Steven McLachlan

(4) Alexander Turnbull Library, in (4a) and

(4b) National Library of New Zealand

(5) Source privée, Mrs Elsey (Newcastle)

(6) Brian Scott (Perth)

(7) NZ Ship & Marine Society

(8) Evening Post 22/09/1945

(9) Evening Post 13/08/1941

(10) Evening Post 19/09/1945

(11) Archives New Zealand Flickr

(12) Archives New Zealand (a)

(13) Fateful Haven

(14) Wellington City Council Flickr

(15) Lucky Charm

Auckland

The voyages of the Pamir

The harbors of the Pamir

The Pamir