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Parliament Buildings

  • Page 1 – History of Parliament Buildings

    Parliament buildings have been modified, destroyed by fire, half-built and restored; the parliamentary places and spaces have formed an important part of New Zealand's history

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  • Page 2 – First Parliament buildings

    Auckland was a bustling place in 1854 when Parliament met there for the first time. The buildings were located in paddocks on what was then the edge of town, Constitution Hill

  • Page 3 – The halfway house

    In 1911, a competition was held for designs for a new building to house Parliament. From the 33 proposals, John Campbell's was selected and building began, although it did not

  • Page 4 – Current buildings

    Parliament Buildings are made up of the Edwardian neo-classical Parliament House and the Beehive – its name inspired by a brand of matches.

  • Page 5 – Doing up the House

    In 1992 the biggest heritage building conservation project in New Zealand was undertaken with the strengthening and refurbishing of Parliament House and the Parliamentary

  • Page 7 – Library

    For people passing Parliament's grounds, the library building is a picture postcard, but it is also an important research institution that has thousands of books, newspapers

100 New Zealand Places

Life in the 20th century

  • Page 5 – A home of one's own

    New Zealanders have called many structures home. Some have been solid and permanent: kauri villas set in lawns and gardens, row houses on cramped Dunedin sections, sprawling

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  • Page 5 - A home of one's ownNew Zealanders have called many structures home. Some have been solid and permanent: kauri villas set in lawns and gardens, row houses on cramped Dunedin sections, sprawling state

Wellington cafe culture

  • Page 4 – Design and technology

    New construction materials and equipment fashioned the cafe culture rising in the 1950s. Wellingtonians were introduced to the espresso machines as European styled cafes

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  • Page 4 - Design and technology New construction materials and equipment fashioned the cafe culture rising in the 1950s. Wellingtonians were introduced to the espresso machines as European styled cafes emerged.

Railway stations

  • Page 3 – Station style

    Railway stations came in all shapes and sizes, ranging from imposing big-city monuments to elegant wooden provincial structures and tiny rural shelter sheds.

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  • Page 3 - Station styleRailway stations came in all shapes and sizes, ranging from imposing big-city monuments to elegant wooden provincial structures and tiny rural shelter

Container shipping

Biographies

  • Donner, Tibor Karoly

    Architect whose work included Auckland's Savage Memorial, Avondale Military Hospital (later converted into the high school), Khyber pump station, Parnell Baths and the Auckland City Council's Administration Buildings

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  • Wood, Cecil Walter

    A leading architect between the world wars, Cecil Wood designed the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.

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  • Anscombe, Edmund

    A prolific and prominent architect, Edmund Anscombe was selected to design New Zealand's Centennial Exhibition complex in 1939-40.

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  • Plischke, Ernst Anton

    An Austrian émigré who sought refuge from the Nazi domination, Ernst Plischke’s modernist designs made an important contribution to post-war New Zealand architecture.

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  • Chapman-Taylor, James Walter

    James Walter Chapman-Taylor was an architect devoted to designing houses based on the principles of the English Arts and Crafts movement. He was also a professional photographer, and had a penchant for interpreting horoscopes.

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  • Pascoe, Arnold Paul

    Paul Pascoe is considered a pioneer of modernist architecture due to the large scale of buildings he designed in the style for his home town of Christchurch and further afield.

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  • Main image: Old St Paul's

    This wooden Gothic church is a splendid example of a significant New Zealand contribution to world architecture.

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