The Kerikeri stone store in the Bay of Islands is the oldest surviving stone building in New Zealand. Built between 1832 and 1836, its walls are made of basalt lava from the bed of the Kerikeri River. The arches, quoins and keystones were made of imported Sydney sandstone, which was much easier to dress than Kerikeri basalt.
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Photograph by Simon Nathan
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