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The waterfront area was host to a number of historical events and characters.
Next to the Queens Wharf gates is a tribute to a unique wharf character – a dog nicknamed Paddy the Wanderer.
The scene of Boer War troop departures, arrival of US marines, and the infamous waterfront union and management dispute.
One of the oldest residents on the waterfront is Wellington's Wharf Police.
The waterfront wharves feature historic cranes.
In 1944, New Zealand invited Polish refugee children and their caregivers to enjoy a safe haven during World War II.