Kōrero: Building stone

Local stones (2 o 2)

Local stones

This view of a corner of the clock tower building at Otago University illustrates the types of local building stones used. The base-course is blotchy buff-grey Port Chalmers breccia, the grey, dense volcanic rock above is Leith trachyandesite, and the edging material (string courses) are made of white Ōamaru limestone.

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Photograph by Bruce Hayward

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Simon Nathan and Bruce Hayward, 'Building stone - Igneous rocks', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8086/local-stones (accessed 17 September 2021)

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