1 Parsons St, St Johns, Whanganui
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
17th September 1992
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.
1st August 1992
Report Written By
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.