The SS Wimmera first arrived in the port of Wellington, the capital of the Dominion of New Zealand at 6:27 am on Christmas Eve, Saturday 24 December 1904. It was the first of 277 visits, the most made to any New Zealand port by the Wimmera between then and June 1918.

In January 1905 the estimated population of Wellington City was approximately 53,900 persons. Including her suburbs the population was then estimated as 57,663.

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Wharf Scene. Wellington. N.Z.  F.G.R. 5928.
Postcard. Author’s Collection.

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