An ornament to the town

A DigitalNZ Story 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.

The Esplanade (Marine Parade) at Napier

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Group at a band rotunda, Rotorua

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