Story: Building stone

Hall of Memories, Wellington

Hall of Memories, Wellington

The decorated columns in the Hall of Memories, beneath the Wellington carillon, are made of Mt Somers limestone – fine-grained white limestone, similar to Ōamaru limestone, that can be readily carved.

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Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - National buildings and memorials', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 9 December 2023)

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