Pirie Street Steps

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FIND THESE STEPS – Right beside the bus tunnel at 106 Pirie Street, Mt Victoria.

These steps seem to have drawn attention in 1929 by someone else who cared about Wellington steps –

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These may be the other steps – “now broken boards” – further along the track in the Town Belt.

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The Pirie Street steps are along side the bus tunnel, constructed between 1905 – 1907 with the loss of the lives of three workers.

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Pirie Street is named for one of the directors of the New Zealand Company, Sir John Pirie, who also became Lord Mayor of London in 1841.

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Now the Pirie Street steps are guarded by alert and watchful eyes.