Scenes in the Mercer, Cuba, and Dixon Street areas

Scenes in the Mercer, Cuba, and Dixon Street areas

All frames were taken in central Wellington. Frames 1 and 2 show a row of onlookers leaning against the Wellington City Corporation building in Mercer Street. Three young men are seen coming around a corner of the building in frames 3 and 4; three older women are sitting on a bench seat in the sun (frame 5); a large group of young people wearing white lab-style coats are walking across the road, and standing on the corner of Dixon Street outside Woolworths (frames 6 and 7,) and frame 8 shows two young girls wearing embroidered and sequinned vests over white shirts, and floral wreaths in their hair sitting (possibly in Cuba Street). A young man with long hair and beard is hoisting his young daughter onto his shoulders outside the London Book Shop (frames 9 and 10), and a young woman is holding her baby preparatory to lowering the child into her pram (see frame 1 in AW-1342), outside Millers shop in Cuba Street (frames 11 and 12. See frame 1 in AW-1342, for the next view.) Unless otherwise stated, all persons are unidentified. Photographs taken by Ans Westra.

Source of descriptive information - Notes written by Westra, accompanying the corresponding proof sheet

Quantity: 4 b&w original negative(s) 120 strips containing 12 images.

Physical Description: Cellulose acetate roll film

All requests for copies, use and reproduction, must be sent to Ans Westra's agent Suite Tirohanga at and 04 976 7663. Copyright: Copyright held by Ans Westra
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Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs
4 b&w original negative(s) 120 strips containing 12 images, Negatives, Cellulose acetate roll film
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Scenes in the Mercer, Cuba, and Dixon Street areas. Westra, Ans, 1936-: Photographs. Ref: AW-1341. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. /records/38313392

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