Story: Historic places

Interior of St Paul's Church (2nd of 3)

Interior of St Paul's Church

This rare image of the interior of Auckland's St Paul's Church in the 1860s highlights its elaborate wooden ceiling. The pews include small metal plates, probably nameplates for the seating of parishioners. The altar in the apse is obscured by light but the pulpit is visible to the right of the image. The church also appears to have a gallery on the upper left side.

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Auckland City Libraries - Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
Reference: 4-2745
Photograph by James D. Richardson

Permission of Auckland City Libraries Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Ben Schrader, 'Historic places - Colonial ideas and practice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/42120/interior-of-st-pauls-church (accessed 24 June 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 22 Oct 2014, updated 19 Aug 2016