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Waterfountain swimming, Wellington Botanical Gardens

Description: Wellington City - Parks and Reserves - People enjoying "Summer City" in the Botanical Gardens.

Photographer: S. Raynes

Date: January 1980


Archives reference: AAQT 6539 W3537 196 / B18181


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