Shipping Office (Former)

3 Church Street, Akaroa

  • Shipping Office (Former). Image courtesy of
    Copyright: Paul Willyams. Taken By: Paul Willyams. Date: 1/02/2010.
  • Shipping Office (Former). April 1990. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: Heritage New Zealand. Taken By: A E McEwan.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5333 Date Entered 22nd August 1991


Extent of List Entry

Extent includes the land described as Pt Lot 6 DP 883 (CT CB20F/425), Canterbury Land District and the building known as Shipping Office (Former) thereon.

City/District Council

Christchurch City


Canterbury Region

Legal description

Pt Lot 6 DP 883 (CT CB20F/425), Canterbury Land District


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

Built 1895.

The former shipping office is a notable example of an ornate Victorian facade built in timber to simulate stone. It is associated with the union steamship company which operated from the building.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1895 -

Completion Date

22nd August 1991

Report Written By

Mary O'Keeffe

Other Information

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Southern region office

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.