Port Nicholson

/ (ˈnɪkəlsən) /

noun

the first British settlement in New Zealand, established on Wellington Harbour in 1840: grew into Wellington
the former name for Wellington Harbour

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Word Origin for Port Nicholson

C19: named after Capt John Nicholson, Australian naval officer
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