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Canterbury provincial council chamber

Canterbury provincial council chamber

The Canterbury provincial council chamber was designed by Benjamin Mountford and completed in 1865. It was the finest example of the high Victorian Gothic revival style of architecture in New Zealand. The richness of its interior mirrored the wealth and optimism of Canterbury at that time. The building was made of local stone and timber (kauri and rimu). The chamber collapsed in the February 2011 earthquake.

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Geoffrey Rice, 'City public spaces - Public spaces and public buildings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 March 2024)

Story by Geoffrey Rice, published 11 Mar 2010