Albert Park

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Albert Park information

Auckland , New Zealand
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On the city’s eastern flank, Albert Park is a Victorian formal garden bordering Auckland University 's campus, and incorporates a row of stately Victorian merchant houses (Princes St) and Old Government House (Waterloo Quadrant). The latter was the colony’s seat of power from 1856 until 1865, when Wellington became the capital. The stately University Clock Tower (1926) has influences from art nouveau (the incorporation of NZ flora and fauna into the decoration), and the Chicago School.

At the centre of the campus is a wall of the Albert Barracks (1847), a fortification that enclosed 9 hectares, including Albert Park, during the New Zealand Wars.