Story: Building stone

Old Public Trust Building, Wellington

Old Public Trust Building, Wellington

Completed in 1908, the old Public Trust Building in Lambton Quay, Wellington is the only surviving building made of a true New Zealand granite – from Tonga Bay in north-west Nelson.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Igneous rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8091/old-public-trust-building-wellington (accessed 20 October 2017)

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