Kuaotunu School House

Bald Spur Reserve, Kuaotunu

  • Kuaotunu School House. May 2013.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Bev Parslow.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5383 Date Entered 22nd August 1991


City/District Council

Thames-Coromandel District


Waikato Region

Legal description

Gaz 83/3936-Secs 28 29 Blk II Otama SD Bald Spur Hist.Res-Kuaotunu


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 1892.

Social/Historical Significance: It represents a type of vernacular school house constructed in New Zealand in the 1890s, and became a standard for Mitchell and Watt in their design of school house residences for the Auckland Education Board. It has a strong association with the historic period of Kuaotunu's settlement and growth as a goldmining town. It is the only building remaining to commemorate the locality's use as a centre for this community.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1892 -

Completion Date

1st August 1991

Report Written By

Mary O'Keeffe

Other Information

A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Northern 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.