19 Jul 2018

The history of cathedrals in NZ

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:36 pm on 19 July 2018

Cathedrals are prominent landmarks in many NZ cities.  They have played an important role in NZ’s history, both symbolically and practically. 

Today historian Grant Morris from Victoria University looks at the history of cathedrals in NZ and helps us understand the ‘why?’ and ‘how?’ behind these huge buildings.

St Mary's Catholic Cathedral and Parliament Buildings, Hill Street, Thorndon, [ca 1880]

St Mary's Catholic Cathedral and Parliament Buildings, Hill Street, Thorndon, [ca 1880] Photo: National Library of NZ

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