Irvine-Smith, F. L. (November 1948). The Streets of My City. Wellington, New Zealand. A. H. & A. W. Reed. ‘Published with the aid of the New Zealand State Literary Fund.’
A thorough, witty, incredibly detailed history of Wellington through telling the stories of its streets.
Fanny Louise Irvine-Smith was a teacher and lecturer in New Zealand history and Maori culture at Wellington Teachers College. She organised a petition to establish a library in Khandallah, which was successful, and has a memorial collection of New Zealand books in her name bought from the royalties from her book. Ms Irvine-Smith died just before her book was published.
More about this remarkable historian here .
O’Brian, G. and White, L. (2000). Big Weather. Poems of Wellington. Wellington, New Zealand (Mallinson Rendel).
Brannavan Gnanalingam – A Briefcase, Two Pies, and a Penthouse . Wellington, New Zealand (Lawrence & Gibson Publishing Collective, 2016).
(Wellington Steps – coming soon)
‘The Government New Zealand Style Guide
A simplified and uniform guide for grammar and punctuation.
PRINT AND ONLINE SOURCES
The Wellingtonian (no longer in publication)
Paperspast – The National Library of New Zealand Te Puna Matauranga o Aotearoa
Thematic Heritage Study of Wellington, Wellington City Council, January 2013
STEPS – ONLINE AND BOOKS ABOUT STEPS AND STAIRCASES IN OTHER CITIES
‘The web site devoted to the discovery and documentation of major outdoor public stairways anywhere in the world. This web site is a labor of love brought to you by Doug and Joan Beyerlein of Mill Creek, Washington.’
Los Angeles – and Charles Fleming has a webpage.