Wharf 1900

Photo caption – ”Port 1900” – port at Napier

Wharf 1893

Railway tracks on new wharf at The Spit, Napier

“June 1893: Although the official opening was still years away, work had progressed far enough for the new wharf to be used. It was a terrible day but the crowds came down to the wharf to see the first ship load its bizarre cargo – Fillis’s Circus and menagerie – in a roaring gale. All went well except for some trouble with a cage of lions…”


Wharf at Napier