Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Hataitai, Wellington -- local history

You may wonder why I'm delighted to have found this site, Heritage Help, on the web just now. Well, I like finding NZ local history websites, and this one is of interest to me immediately for two reasons: it contains a bit of information on James Watkin Kinniburgh, Avondale's first Borough Mayor, and includes J. J. Boyd, building contractor, zoo entrepreneur and subject of my publication The Zoo War (wherein I do mention Hataitai, tram tunnel disputes, and how Boyd was backed up by Kinniburgh in a court case).

Another site I'll add to the lengthening list at the left.

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