Opening of the Wellington Provincial Centennial Memorial, Petone
(Petone Settlers Museum) 22 January 1940
Has anyone visited the newly re-opened Petone Settlers Museum?
Crowd is gathered in front of the building to listen to speeches.
The memorial was built to commemorate the arrival of the first New Zealand Company Settlers on Pito-one’s shores on 22nd January 1840. Serving also as a bathing pavilion, the Wellington Provincial Centennial Memorial became the heart of Petone’s thriving beach scene.
Sydney Charles Smith
Colourising by Brendan Graham