Port Nicholson

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Port Nicholson

(ˈnɪkəlsən)
n
1. (Placename) the first British settlement in New Zealand, established on Wellington Harbour in 1840: grew into Wellington
2. (Placename) the former name for Wellington Harbour
[C19: named after Capt John Nicholson, Australian naval officer]
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