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Police barracks and grammar school, Auckland

Police barracks and grammar school, Auckland

The 1840s-era O’Rorke Street Police Barracks had housed both the 58th Regiment and Auckland Grammar School. When it was demolished in 1898 a former student had this photo taken of workmen dismantling the roof as ‘a memento of the historic building before it disappeared forever’. It was presented to the school’s board of governors on behalf of the Old Boys’ Association and hung in the school hall. In 2013 it hung outside the school's staffroom.

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Ben Schrader, 'Historic places - Colonial ideas and practice', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

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