Pat Lawlor’s Wellington


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Pat Lawlor’s Wellington

Large hardcover with jacket, 208 pages, 1st edition published 1976 by Millwood Press, very good in very good jacket.

In an entirely new approach and to interest a wider audience Pat Lawlor has assembled a book of much appeal.
True, the locale is in most chapters Wellington City, but the book has in addition theatrical, musical, political and environmental content; his subjects range from seagulls to violins. It gives a composite picture of the Great Harbour of Tara; an exciting chapter on Cook Strait; others include tramways and cable cars; the 1913 Strike; famous dogs and cabbies and a nostalgic look at Silverstream in the Hutt Valley. The romance of Cuba Street, where the author was born, is followed by the first complete account of Mount Victoria. The author is well known for bringing alive the Wellington of days gone by with an entertaining and easily read style. This time he has used a wealth of illustrations, some in colour and much of it published for the first time.