Wellington 2011 – New Zealand

Wellington la Citta del vento. Chiamata cosi dagli inglesi moderni in onore del Duca di Wuellington vincitore della battaglia di Waterloo e per il forte vento che spesso spira nelle sue strade, Chiamata dai Maori “Te Whanganui-a-Tara” (il grande porto di Tara).

Wellington the City of Wind. So named by the Modern British in honour of the Duke of Wellington winner of the Waterloo battle and the strong wind that often blows its streets, call from the Maori “Te Whanganui-a-Tara” (the great harbour of Tara).

La leggenda maori racconta che il grande navigatore polinesiano Kupe scoprì ed esplorò la zona dove sorge la città intorno al X secolo.

Il primo insediamento europeo si stabilì con l’arrivo dei coloni a bordo della nave “Tory”, il 20 settembre 1839; altre 150 persone arrivarono sull’”Aurora” il 22 gennaio 1840. I coloni costruirono le loro case, alla foce della zona pianeggiante del fiume Hutt.

Nel 1865, Wellington divenne la capitale della Nuova Zelanda, in sostituzione di Auckland per motivi politici, 494000 abitanti considerando tutti i sobborghi,Porirua City a nord, Lower Hutt City e Upper Hutt City.

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Wellington the City of Wind. So named by the Modern British in honour of the Duke of Wellington winner of the Waterloo battle and the strong wind that often blows its streets, call from the Maori “Te Whanganui-a-Tara” (the great harbour of Tara).

The Maori legend says that the great Polynesian navigator Kupe discovered and explored the area where the city is built around the tenth century.

The first European settlement was established with the arrival of the settlers on board the ship “Tory”, September 20, 1839, another 150 people arrived on'”Aurora” 22 January 1840. The settlers built their homes, flat area at the mouth of the River Hutt.
In 1865, Wellington became the capital of New Zealand, replacing Auckland for political reason. 494,000 inhabitants considering all the suburbs Porirua City in the north, Lower Hutt City and Upper Hutt City.

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