The foyer of the Wellington Railway Station features slabs of the rock sold as Whāngārei marble – actually a hard limestone packed with shell fragments. Its colour is quite variable even within a single quarry, and different specimens may be in shades of yellow, cream and pink. It was widely used as decorative stone in entrance foyers.
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Photograph by Alastair McLean
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