Kōrero: Building stone

Kerikeri stone store

Kerikeri stone store

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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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Stone buildings in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8065/kerikeri-stone-store (accessed 2 December 2023)

He kōrero nā Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006