Long before Europeans settled in Wellington, the waterfront area was the centre of local Māori life.
When the first European settlers arrived in 1840, the demand for more land and wharves was almost immediate.
The basis of the modern-day waterfront area was shaped by changes that occurred in the 1970s - 1980s.
Much of Wellington waterfront is reclaimed land.
The waterfront area was host to a number of historical events and characters.
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