Story: Building stone

Otago University clock tower (1st of 2)

Otago University clock tower

Like many older buildings, the main clock tower building at Otago University, Dunedin, was built in several sections, but the main part was complete in 1879. The grey rock is mainly Leith trachyandesite, and the white facings are Ōamaru stone. The roof is covered with Welsh slate.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Igneous rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 October 2021)

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