"History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are."
- David C. McCullough.
Aerial photograph, 1967
Looking over Pauatahanui (foreground) and Paremata and Mana (background).
Photo from Pataka Museum Collection, at Porirua Library ref Aerials 1967.
Each Porirua suburb has its own special character and history, which all contribute to the dramatic patchwork that is Porirua. This section provides a general history of each suburb, the stories behind many of Porirua's street names and information about specific heritage sites in the region.
Links to more information