Welcome to one window on Wellington's Printing History. This experimental, prototyping website features the lives, businesses, and works of many printers, publishers, booksellers and other book trade personnel who contributed to the early print landscape of Wellington.

This website focuses on the printer and publisher, Robert Coupland Harding. It uses a variety of data visualisation methods to explore the story, contextual patterns and circumstances surrounding his change in fortune as a printer in Wellington during the 1890s. The guiding principle behind the construction is 'prototyping' (Siemens, 2010: 2.2.4). Read more?

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