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The Failing City

Identifier: clels4

Scope and Contents

Contains the bibliography of an unknown publication, a photocopied newspaper clipping and a proposal for a piece of writing called ‘The Failing City’. The outlined purpose of the proposed piece of writing is to “deconstruct Wellington” with sections labelled ‘History’, ‘Concept of City’, ‘Transformations’, ‘Contemporary Features’, ‘Diseases of the City’, ‘Future Options’, ‘Ghost Town’ and ‘Utopia’. The accompanying newspaper clipping is dated from 1907, the documents are otherwise undated.


  • Collection covers ca 1960-2010

Conditions Governing Access

Access is freely available within the J.C.Beaglehole Room for research and private study. For any use beyond this, please contact the J.C.Beaglehole Room ( in the first instance.


From the Fonds: 100 linear_centimeters (Hutt Valley Independent and Upper Hutt Advertiser (2009.044) has been given a call number (DU401.1 H982) and is located on the Atlas shelving.)

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Repository Details

Part of the J C Beaglehole Room, Victoria University of Wellington Library Repository

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