Meikle House

Big Bush Rd, Te One, Chatham Island

  • Meikle House. 2011.
    Copyright: NZ Historic Places Trust. Taken By: S Walters.

List Entry Information

List Entry Status Listed List Entry Type Historic Place Category 2 Public Access Private/No Public Access
List Number 5397 Date Entered 19th September 1991 Date of Effect 19th September 1991


City/District Council

Chatham Islands Territory


Chatham Islands

Legal description

Lot 1 DP 29332 Blk XV Te Whanga SD


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 shortly after 1870, this is a fine example of a late 19th century house, which has grown over time. It is one of the oldest houses surviving on Chatham Island. It is associated with its original owner, D H Meikle, who was an American whaler, and later a smuggler. It also has associations with J E Engst and Walter Hood, both whom are Chatham Island identities who lived in the house with the Meikles in their old age.


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Construction Dates

Original Construction
1870 -
Built shortly after 1870

Completion Date

19th September 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.