Hunter Building

Victoria University Of Wellington, Kelburn Parade, Kelburn, Wellington

  • Hunter Building.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Geoff Mew, Wellington Branch Committee of the NZ Historic Places Trust. Date: 28/12/2001.
  • Hunter Building.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: Helen McCracken. Date: 26/11/2001.
  • Hunter Bldg Victoria University. 2011.
    Copyright: Jenny Edwards. Taken By: Jenny Edwards.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 1 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 221 Date Entered 26th November 1981


City/District Council

Wellington City


Wellington Region

Legal description

Lots 1-3 DP 898 Pt Town Belt Pt Res 7 and Sect 270


This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. The following text is the original citation considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.

Designed by Penty and Blake, the Hunter Building was opened in 1904 as the first building of the newly constituted Victoria University College. Built in the Gothic Revival style the building evokes a tradition of learning and high ideals. Set against the hill it creates an impressive piece of landscape.


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Penty & Blake

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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1906 -

Other Information

Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.