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Waitangi Treaty House, made in Australia

Waitangi Treaty House, made in Australia

James Busby came from Sydney in 1833 as New Zealand’s first British Resident. Busby’s house, the Waitangi Treaty House, was prefabricated in Sydney and the parts keyed with Roman numerals for reassembly. It was designed by Sydney architects in a Colonial Georgian style that was more common in Australia.

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John Wilson, 'Australians - Early arrivals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/636/waitangi-treaty-house-made-in-australia (accessed 8 December 2019)

Story by John Wilson, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 10 Mar 2015