Kōrero: South Canterbury places

Royal Arcade

Royal Arcade

Ornate glass and steel shopping arcades were a feature of many 19th-century cities, but they were less common in towns. Timaru’s Royal Arcade is a fine example, and a sign of the town’s ‘big city’ aspirations

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Photograph by Shirley Williams

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury places - Timaru', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11489/royal-arcade (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 17 Aug 2015