Story: Auckland region

Mt Eden prison

Mt Eden prison

Auckland’s volcanic rock – a scree slope of basalt is visible in the foreground – was used in the wall around the original Mt Eden prison, formerly a military barracks. This complex was replaced by a new prison on the same site in 1917.

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Margaret McClure, 'Auckland region - Landforms', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 September 2020)

Story by Margaret McClure, updated 1 Aug 2016