During November 2012 two early Wellington historical framed photos were retrieved from the roof space at 52 Raroa Road, Kelburn, Wellington. They were discovered while family were clearing Phillip Alve's house in preparation for its sale following his death earlier that year. The one pictured here dates from 1886. The second photo dates from 1869 and was taken from Kelburn - perhaps from Troup hill where Phil's house is located - looking over the emerging city towards the harbour.
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