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Demolition of an old building

Demolition of an old building

Until recently New Zealand’s architectural heritage was not widely appreciated, and there was little protest when old buildings were demolished. This 1977 photograph shows the demolition of the Te Aro post office in Ghuznee St, Wellington, to make way for a modern building.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Creative life - Architecture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 June 2023)

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