Wellington Telling Tales by Chris Maclean
Wellington Telling Tales vividly brings to life the colourful past of Wellington city. You can either read as a whole or simply dip into it. Chris Maclean presents the city’s history in a series of fascinating historical descriptions, each marking a year of the 20th century. Each story in this book is illustrated with historical images, maps, paintings, posters and photographs.
There is a brief essay every 25 years in the book placing the stories within an overall historical context. Each description reveals the secrets of Wellington city, cast light into shadowy corners, but also help to explain New Zealand’s coming of age as an independent nation. This book makes the perfect take home souvenir for anyone who enjoyed the Telling Tales exhibit at Wellington Museum.
Chris Maclean is a Wellington historian, writer, photographer and publisher, with a keen interest in the outdoors. He has written a number of acclaimed books, including Wellington Telling Tales. He is the great-grandson of publisher George Whitcombe, a founder of Whitcombe & Tombs, and keeps the family tradition alive through his own publishing imprint, The Whitcombe Press.
Author: Chris Maclean
Customers can also purchase this book in store at both the Wellington Museum and Cable Car Museum.