Mount Cook Barracks (Wellington, N.Z.)

Built during the 1840s initially as a barracks and gaol. Garrisoned by the the 65th Regiment in the late 1840s, and later used by the Armed Constabulary. The prison part of the complex was closed in 1848 after an earthquake. In the 1870s used a temporary quarters for immigrants under a government scheme and also as a temporary prison.

The buildings were replaced by the Mount Cook Gaol, later known as the Alexandra Barracks, building of which began in 1882.

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Date: 1996 From: Wards, Ian McLean, 1920-2003 : Papers Description: Includes correspondence and a chronological history of the barracks, 1841-1996 Quantity: 1 folder(s). Physical Description: Typescripts
Members of the Armed Constabulary Field Force during a drill with 64 pound rifle muzzle loading guns, Mount Cook Barracks, Wellington
Date: [1885?] Description: Photograph taken by William Williams. Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by curator John Sullivan. Quantity: 1...
Men in uniform and one small child pose with cannon at the Mt Cook Barracks, Te Aro, Wellington
Date: 1883 Description: Photograph taken by William Williams. Source of descriptive information - Negative registers. Photographer identified by curator John Sullivan. Quantity: 1...
Stock, Arthur Henry (Rev) :Te Aro, Wellington
Date: 1858 By: Stock, Arthur Henry (Rev), 1823-1901 Description: Te Aro, Wellington, photographed in 1858 by Reverend Arthur Henry Stock. Shows Abel Smith Street running diagonally towards Taranaki Street. Mt Cook Barracks...
Collinson, Thomas Bernard 1822-1902 :Wellington N. Z. 1849. Gov[ernmen]t House. Te Aro Pah. Barracks on Mount Cook. The Baron's. Constitution Hill. One of the churches.
Date: 1849 By: Collinson, Thomas Bernard, 1822-1902 Description: View from Hill Street area looking south past the garden of Government House (now the site of the Beehive) on the far left, (with what is probably Alfred Dom...
Te Aro, Wellington - Photograph taken by Reverend Arthur Henry Stock
Date: 1858 By: Stock, Arthur Henry (Rev), 1823-1901 Description: Te Aro, Wellington, photographed in 1858 by Reverend Arthur Henry Stock. Shows Abel Smith Street running diagonally towards Taranaki Street. Mt Cook Barracks...
Members of the Armed Constabulary Field Force during a drill, Mount Cook Barracks, Wellington
Date: [early 1885] Description: Members of the Armed Constabulary Field Force during a drill with 64 pound RML (rifle muzzle loading) guns, Mount Cook Barracks, Wellington. Photograph take...
[Crawford, James Coutts] 1817-1889 :Town of Wellington Port Nicholson N. Zealand [1846 or 1847?]
Date: 1846 - 1847 By: Crawford, James Coutts, 1817-1889 Description: View from Kaiwharawhara, looking across Thorndon Flat towards Te Aro and Mt Victoria. The Hotel at Kaiwharawhara is in the foreground and Hoggard & Simmonds...
Date: 2007 By: Paddison, Arthur Neville, 1920- Description: Paddison's memoir recounts his experiences of training to be a soldier in the New Zealand Army. The recollection includes a very detailed description of all ...
Date: ca 1880s Description: Two cannons mounted on rotating bases in the drill ground of Mount Cook barracks. Photographer unidentified. Quantity: 1 b&w original negative(s). Physica...