In May 1920 Edward, the Prince of Wales, toured New Zealand. Petone was one of the places favoured with a spot on the royal itinerary.
But things didn’t go as planned.
Presented by our Heritage Specialist, Clark.
Photo: A crowd of people at Petone Beach, watching the pageant of early settlers landing, in celebration of the Prince of Wales’ visit, 1920. Hutt City Libraries Collection.