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Port Nicholson

/ˈnɪkəlsən/
noun
1.
the first British settlement in New Zealand, established on Wellington Harbour in 1840: grew into Wellington
2.
the former name for Wellington Harbour
Word Origin
C19: named after Capt John Nicholson, Australian naval officer
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  • Henry Williams went once more therefore to port nicholson, and succeeded in getting the treaty signed by the chiefs of that place.

  • The first body of immigrants arrived at port nicholson in 1840.

    Sixty Years a Queen Sir Herbert Maxwell
  • Did you not consent to receive 300 for port nicholson and the Hutt?

    An Old New Zealander T. Lindsay Buick
  • Then they crossed the strait, and sailing in by a narrow entrance, viewed all the wide expanse of port nicholson.

  • He was given a free hand as to locality, though port nicholson was hinted at as the likeliest port.

    The Long White Cloud William Pember Reeves

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