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This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

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The emphasis in this essay has been given to the district where the earliest European settlements took place not only because the earliest buildings of historic interest were erected there, but also for their association with events of great importance to the nation's foundation. The interest of local people in the preservation of these buildings is not unexpected, but it is abundantly clear at the present time that New Zealanders everywhere, whether living in the largest cities or the smallest towns, are not unappreciative of the educational value of preserving early buildings of historic interest.

by Cyril Roy Knight, M.A., B.ARCH. (LIVERPOOL), F.R.I.B.A., F.R.S.A., F.N.Z.I.A., Professor Emeritus, University of Auckland.

  • A History of New Zealand. Sinclair, K. (1959)
  • 1840 and After. University of Auckland (1939);
  • Historic Bay of Islands. Reed, A. H. (1960)
  • Hone Heke's Rebellion. Rutherford, J. (1947)
  • Making New Zealand, Vol. 2. N.Z. Department of Internal Affairs (1940).