In July 1882 Nathaniel Valentine, an early settler in the Hutt Valley, opened the Marine Retreat Hotel at the southern entrance to Petone. The Hotel
The Palace Theatre was the first cinema to open in Petone. Located at 2 Kensington Avenue, the theatre opened in 1910 and closed in 1957. The building
The Hutt and Petone Chronicle began in 1887 and only ceased publication in the 1960s.
Edwin Jackson reported to the Hutt and Petone District Town Boards about swimming baths in Kilbirnie, Wellington; and suggested that similar be adopted for Petone
New Zealand’s first newspaper, The New Zealand Gazette, was published in Petone. The Gazette was first published in London under the auspices of the New
The First World War came to a close with the signing of an armistice between Germany and the Allied Powers on 11 November 1918. Fighting