The nicname didn't come from his military prowess. His actions as Prime Minister were so unpopular that he had to fit iron shutters to his windows to prevent mobs breaking them.
Originally Auckland was the capital, but in 1876 Wellington became capital as it is more central. It was named after the first Duke of Wellington. Wellington sits on a fault line and is prone to earthquakes, some quite severe. The city is often referred to as Windy Wellington.
In Wellington, New Zealand. Was first used for Test cricket on 24th January 1930
Tennessee -- January 3 1935 - June 4, 1936 (Died In Office as Speaker)
The arrival of Blucher's Prussian army turned the tide against Napoleon in what Wellington described as a "Damn near-run thing".
1834, Australia; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Director: David Hartford. After her father is killed by an outlaw, Dolores (Shipman) marries Peter (Oakman). While they're at sea in Artic, Dolores meets the ship's captain...
1828-1830, 1834. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.
Home to the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
(1984) Played by Dean Stockwell.
Dedicated to Prince Regent (later King) George IV of England
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