Mornington, Wellington

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Mornington
Mornington is located in New Zealand
Mornington
Mornington
Mornington is located in New Zealand Wellington
Mornington
Mornington
Coordinates: 41°19′04″S 174°45′51″E / 41.317896°S 174.764115°E / -41.317896; 174.764115Coordinates: 41°19′04″S 174°45′51″E / 41.317896°S 174.764115°E / -41.317896; 174.764115
CountryNew Zealand
Local authorityWellington City
Established1878
NorthBrooklyn
NortheastVogeltown
EastNewtown
SoutheastBerhampore
SouthKingston
NorthwestKowhai Park

Mornington is a suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, on the southern hills behind Brooklyn. It is named after the Duke of Wellington's father, the Earl of Mornington. The original Mornington is in County Meath, and was the Irish seat of the Duke's father. It was named in 1878 from the time when J.F.E. Wright (1827-1891) subdivided his land in the south-west of the city in partnership with Jacob Joseph, and created the suburbs of Mornington and Vogeltown.