Story: Building stone

Nelson Cathedral

Nelson Cathedral

Nelson Cathedral (completed in 1930) is build of grey marble from the west side of the Tākaka valley. Although Tākaka marble has been used in a number of public buildings, Nelson Cathedral is the only building entirely faced with this distinctive rock.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Limestone and marble', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 August 2022)

Story by Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, published 12 Jun 2006