Bandstand at Ngaruawahia

Alexander Turnbull Library

Bandstand at Ngaruawahia

An ornament to the town

By: Alexander Turnbull Library


Band rotundas are an attractive feature of cities and towns across New Zealand.

Popular enthusiasm for brass band music led to over 100 rotundas being built from the 1890s to the 1930s – Wellington alone had nine.

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