Story: Southland region

Provincial council building

Provincial council building

Southland was constituted a province, with its own council, from 1861 to 1870. Built in 1864 for a Masonic lodge, this building was bought by the council for its meetings in 1866. Later used by the Invercargill borough and city council, it was acquired by the Historic Places Trust in 1979.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Government, education and health', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015