Whaler's Cottage

Flower Pot - Glory Rd, Glory Bay, Pitt Island

  • Whaler's Cottage. Before and after DOC renovation March 2007.
    Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai.
  • Glory Bay, Pitt Island, Chatham Islands.
    Copyright: Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai.
  • Whaler's Cottage.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: Vivenne Morrell. Date: 2/09/2012.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5386 Date Entered 22nd August 1991 Date of Effect 22nd August 1991


City/District Council

Chatham Islands Territory


Chatham Islands


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 late 1860s

Historical Significance: Built by William Gordon Jacobs for Frederick Hunt, who wanted it for on-shore accommodation for the crews of visiting whaling ships. However, it did not have a long history of use for this purpose.

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Landscape Significance:

Sits prominently on the point at the south end of Glory Bay.

Technological Significance:

A relatively unaltered timber building of the late 1860s.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1869 -

Completion Date

22nd August 1991

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.