Matai Awa

1 Parsons St, St Johns, Whanganui

  • Matai Awa.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: V Morrell. Date: 24/09/2011.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5451 Date Entered 17th September 1992


City/District Council

Whanganui District


Horizons (Manawatu-Wanganui) Region


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

Built in 1912, Matai Awa is a 13 roomed house designed in the picturesque and eclectic style derived from English Arts and Crafts. It contains some very fine details of stained glass, fret work, ornate ceilings and other interior features. The original owner, William Bassett was a leading business man in Wanganui in the late 1800s.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1912 -

Completion Date

1st August 1992

Report Written By

Mary O'Keeffe

Other Information

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