9 Magnolia St, Kaiti, Gisborne

  • Heatherlea, Gisborne. Image included in Field Record Form Collection.
    Copyright: James Blackburne. Date: 18/05/1992.
  • Heatherlea, Gisborne. Exterior detail. Image courtesy of owner.
    Copyright: Pam Bain. Date: 3/01/2018.
  • Heatherlea, Gisborne. Interior detail. Image courtesy of owner.
    Copyright: Pam Bain. Date: 11/11/2017.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 7122 Date Entered 17th December 1993


City/District Council

Gisborne District


Gisborne Region

Legal description

Lot 24 DP 6260 City of Gisborne


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.

Heatherlea was built c1894-95 for Colonel Thomas William Porter (1844-1920). Colonel Porter was significant in the development of European settlement on the East Coast as a soldier, government official and settler. As government land purchasing officer at various times from the 1870s to the 1890s, he purchased nearly one million acres of Maori land for the crown. He was mayor of Gisborne for five years between 1876 and 1887, and in 1904-5 was acting under-secretary for defence.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1894 - 1895

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.