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CORONATION LIBRARY
Since 1875, residents of Akaroa keen on reading have used this picturesque building as their library.
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FORMER COURTHOUSE
Akaroa’s Courthouse is now part of the Akaroa Museum, but still furnished as a 19th century court of law.
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FORMER CUSTOMS HOUSE
This building, once the town’s customs house, perfectly illustrates the simplicity of New Zealand colonial architecture.
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FORMER POLICE STATION
This simple Edwardian building was once the office and lock-up of Akaroa’s police station.
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FORMER POST OFFICE
Residents have come to Akaroa’s former post office for more than 90 years to post letters, attend to business and seek information.
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FORMER ROMAN CATHOLIC CONVENT
One of a cluster of buildings associated with the Roman Catholic Church, the former Convent is now part of a retirement home.
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FORMER WEIGHBRIDGE BUILDING
This building, now a shop, housed a weighbridge at a time most goods still arrived in Akaroa by sea.
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GAIETY THEATRE
An imposing Italianate hall that was originally a Lodge has been one of Akaroa’s main gathering places for more than a century.
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ORIGINAL TOWN HALL
A commercial building for most of its life, the original Town Hall, built in 1864 was an important gathering place in early Akaroa.
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PHOENIX LODGE
A simple building with understated Classical detailing, this hall has been the meeting place of a lodge for all its life.
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