Story: Auckland region

Opening the library and art gallery

Opening the library and art gallery

This programme was printed for the opening of Auckland’s public library, art gallery and municipal offices in a new purpose-built edifice in 1887. Designed in the French Chateau style, the building – now housing only the art gallery – still has a commanding presence in the central city.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-B-LIBRARY-1887-01

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How to cite this page:

Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Timber town: 1870–1900', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/15898/opening-the-library-and-art-gallery (accessed 16 December 2019)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016