This is a view across the stage and proscenium boxes at Auckland's His Majesty's Theatre. The structure, which featured a lavish, ornate auditorium, was built by the Australasian cultural entrepreneur J. C. Williamson in 1902. His monogram is visible above the stage. Despite calls by heritage advocates for the building to be saved, its owners saw no value in it and demolished it shortly after this photograph was taken.
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Auckland City Libraries – Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, Sir George Grey Special Collections
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