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The earliest piece of correspondence held at the Archives is a description by settler, Chauncey Townsend, of his arrival and life in Wellington.
New Zealand's first municipal election was held in Wellington on 3 October 1842. The Archives holds the electoral roll used for these elections.
When the Council became responsible for the Botanic Garden in 1891, it had already been taking shape for more than 20 years.
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