Features such buildings as the churches, court house, post office, library, theatre and lodge in which residents of Akaroa engaged in their community life.
Has individual entries on the Akaroa buildings in which people worked, shopped and conducted other business.
Describes the buildings of the 19th and early 20th centuries in which Akaroa’s residents lived, including the small cottages which largely set Akaroa’s character, the villas of the early 20th century, and the larger houses of the better-off. No other town in New Zealand tells the story of New Zealand’s architecture so completely.
STRUCTURES AND SITES
Looks at various features – including bridges, lamp-posts, memorials and wharves – that contribute to the authentic historic ambience of Akaroa. Takapuneke and Green’s Point, the sites of dramatic events in 1830 and 1840 are of national interest in the story of the acquisition of sovereignty over New Zealand by the British.
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