These undistinguished buildings housed the Marlborough Provincial Council from 1865 until the abolition of the provinces in 1876. They burnt to the ground on 1 November 1876, the day the provincial institutions were formally abolished, in a fire which destroyed much of the business centre of the town.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: T. Lindsay Buick, Old Marlborough, NZ. Palmerston North: Hart and Keeling, 1900. pp 448-449
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