Slab Cottage

Okains Bay Rd, Okains Bay

  • Slab Cottage. From:
    Copyright: Darren Schroeder. Taken By: Darren Schroeder. Date: 20/03/2005.
  • July 1987. Original image submitted at time of registration.
    Copyright: NZHPT Field Record Form Collection. Taken By: I J Lochhead.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5371 Date Entered 22nd August 1991


City/District Council

Christchurch City


Canterbury Region

Legal description

Pt RS 359 Blk IV Okains SD


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.1880

This is a rare example of a primitive colonial house type, the slab cottage. It was built at the end of Kaituna Valley to provide temporary accommodation for a cox-foot cutter, but has been moved to Okains Bay museum.


Additional informationopen/close

Construction Dates

Original Construction
1880 -

Completion Date

1st 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.