Story: Marlborough region

Provincial buildings: Blenheim (2nd of 2)

Provincial buildings: Blenheim

These undistinguished buildings housed the Marlborough Provincial Council from 1865 until the abolition of the provinces in 1876. The buildings burnt to the ground on 1 November 1876, the day the provincial institutions were formally abolished, in a fire which destroyed much of the business centre of the town.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: T. Lindsay Buick, Old Marlborough, NZ. Palmerston North: Hart and Keeling, 1900. pp 448-449

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough region - Government', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/31793/provincial-buildings-blenheim (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 1 Nov 2016