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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