Seatoun

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Seatoun
Seatoun from Wellington Harbour entrance.jpg
Seatoun from Wellington Harbour entrance
Basic information
Local authority Wellington City
Date established 1889
Population 2,130 (2006 [1])
Facilities
Ferry terminal(s) Seatoun Ferryterminal
Surrounds
North Worser Bay
East Wellington Harbour heads
South Breaker Bay, Cook Strait
Southwest Strathmore Park
Northwest Miramar

Seatoun is an eastern suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. It is on the east coast of the Miramar Peninsula, close to the entrance to Wellington Harbour (formerly Port Nicholson), some seven kilometres southeast of the CBD. The suburb sits on an exposed promontory close to Barrett Reef, a dangerous area of rocky shallows upon which many ships have foundered, most notably the inter-island ferry TEV Wahine in 1968.

The suburb was first settled by Europeans in 1889, and takes its name from a place in Forfarshire, Scotland linked with the family history of James Coutts Crawford, the suburb's founder.

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Coordinates: 41°19′S 174°50′E / 41.317°S 174.833°E / -41.317; 174.833