The Empire City

Songs of Wellington (Book + CD)


The Empire City traces the history of Wellington, from the middle of the 19th Century till the present day. Stories are told through song, text, paintings, and photographs, offering creative insight into the history of the capital city. The book includes a CD with songs by Andrew Laking, works of art by Bob Kerr, previously unseen historical photos, additional new photos by Ines MacMullen and historical text.


Release date: September 17, 2015. Published by Pirate & Queen in association with Victoria University Press.

Painting by Bob Kerr - William Wakefield series.