Miramar Before The Draining

When the whitey's came to what they called Wellington and dished up the land a certain person called James Coutts Crawford constructed a tunnel to drain the Miramar water into Evans Bay.

He had also renamed Watts Peninsula to Miramar, who knows why, I'm not sure what was wrong with the original name Te Motu Kairangi ... whiteys eh.

Here's what the Peninsula looked like (artistically speaking) before all of this in the 1840s.

Heaphy, Charles] 1820-1881 :Birdseye view of Port Nicholson, in New Zealand, shewing the site of the town of Wellington, the river and valley of the Hutt and adjacent country

[Heaphy, Charles] 1820-1881 :Birdseye view of Port Nicholson, in New Zealand, shewing the site of the town of Wellington, the river and valley of the Hutt and adjacent country, taken from the charts and drawings made during Col[one]l Wakefield's survey, [1839] and now in the possession of the New Zealand Company. Drawn, lithographed by T. Allom [from a drawing by Charles Heaphy]. Printed by Hullmandel & Walton. London, Published by Trelawney Saunders, [1843?]

source: NZ National Library


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