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Who lived there? Aotearoa New Zealand’s historic buildings

A book by Nicola McCloy and Jane King published today by Penguin Random House New Zealand  looks at the stories behind some of our historic buildings. 

McCloy and King  travelled throughout the country to uncover stories of the people associated with buildings that range from basic stone cottages in barren-looking countryside to pretty coastal villas, romantic churches and small-town taverns, including the Thames School of Mines, Fyffe House and Pompallier Mission, Rush Munro’s Ice Cream Garden in Hastings, Couldrey House at Wenderholm, Mt Cook Police Barracks in Wellington, Langlois-Eteveneaux House in Akaroa, Donovan’s General Store in Okarito, the Empire Tavern in Dunedin and Invercargill’s David Strang Building.

King’s photographs are supplemented with historic shots to show how little or how much some of these places have changed. 

Credit – based on text by Anna Knox