17 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa

  • Cottage, 17 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa.
    Copyright: Sandy Grigson. Taken By: Sandy Grigson. Date: 1/03/2010.
  • Cottage, 17 Rue Balguerie, Akaroa.
    Copyright: Akaroa Civic Trust.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5334 Date Entered 22nd August 1991


City/District Council

Christchurch City


Canterbury Region

Legal description

Lot 1 DP 35539


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 c.1878-82.

This is an elegant 1 and half storey colonial house, which makes an important contribution to the streetscape of Rue Balguerie. For a time it served as the Akaroa school girls boarding school. It was shifted from its original site in c.1922.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1878 - 1882

1922 -
Shifted from its original site.

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.