New Plymouth Preliminary Town Planning Scheme [map]

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Davidge was one of the early leaders of British town planning. In 1914 he visited New Zealand and Australia to lecture on town planning. The New Plymouth Borough Council took advantage of his visit and commissioned a report on future planning for the town. In 1916 Davidge presented his “Report and Suggestions for Preliminary Town Planning Scheme for the Borough of New Plymouth. The map depicts the relocation of the railway away from the foreshore and the addition of a central plaza or civic square, an extensive public park with gardens, band rotunda, boating lake, sports fields and walkways along the town’s foreshore as proposed in his report. 1915. Size:1675mm W x 950mm H 6 chains per inch
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Date: 1915

Scale: 6 chain to 1 inch

Size:1675 mm W x 950mm H

Lithographer: R.S. Bowers, London

Notes: Watercolour and ink on linen-backed paper

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