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Public Buildings
ST PATRICK’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Its appealing tapered tower and unusual coxcomb bargeboards give St Patrick’s Church a slightly exotic air.
Date Built:  1865
Street Address:  25 Rue Lavaud
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Public Buildings
ST PETER’S ANGLICAN CHURCH
Two architects had a hand in designing a Gothic Revival church for Akaroa’s Anglicans which stands proud on an elevated site.
Date Built:  1863/1877
Street Address:  10 Rue Balguerie
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Dwellings
STAPLES COTTAGE
This 1877 cottage was the home of a prominent early resident of Akaroa.
Date Built:  1877
Street Address:  15 William Street
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Structures and Sites
TAKAPUNEKE
A horrifying event at a bay just south of Akaroa in 1830 contributed to the British decision to acquire sovereignty over New Zealand, after a treaty had been signed with Maori.
Date Built:  1830
Street Address:  Beach Road
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: No
 
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Public Buildings
THE BOATSHED
This waterfront building testifies to the popularity of the waters of Akaroa Harbour for recreational boating.
Date Built:  1914
Street Address:  Beach Road
HPT Registered:  No
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Commercial Buildings
THE CHEMIST SHOP
This building has housed Akaroa’s chemist’s shop from the time it was first built in the early 1880s.
Date Built:  1882-83
Street Address:  58 Rue Lavaud
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Structures and Sites
THE FISHERMEN’S REST
A small shelter on the waterfront is a reminder that many fishing boats once worked out of Akaroa.
Date Built:  1910
Street Address:  Beach Road
HPT Registered:  No
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Structures and Sites
THE FRENCH CEMETERY
A concrete wall now surrounds a central memorial on the site of Akaroa’s first cemetery.
Date Built:  1840/1925
Street Address:  L’Aube Hill
HPT Registered:  No
District Plan Registered: No
 
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Dwellings
THE MAPLES
Italianate rather than Gothic, this late Victorian villa provides a contrast with the smaller cottages that are more typical of Akaroa’s early domestic architecture.
Date Built:  About 1877
Street Address:  158 Rue Jolie
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Structures and Sites
THE ORION POWERHOUSE GALLERY
In 1911, Akaroa became one of the first towns in Canterbury to have a supply of electricity when a small hydro power station was commissioned.
Date Built:  1911
Street Address:  1 Rue Pompallier
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Dwellings
THE POPLARS
Paired verandah posts, French doors and other interesting features give character to this larger home, parts of which date back to the 1860s.
Date Built:  About 1862
Street Address:  18 Rue Lavaud
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Structures and Sites
THE WAECKERLE BRIDGES
Two bridges on Rue Lavaud, built in 1879, still the town’s main road traffic over small streams.
Date Built:  1879
Street Address:  Rue Lavaud
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Dwellings
THE WATKINS HOUSE
An association with a prominent early Akaroa settler, Dr Daniel Watkins, gives this Carpenter Gothic house historical interest.
Date Built:  1876
Street Address:  115 Rue Jolie
HPT Registered:  Yes
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Dwellings
THE WIDOW MUNNS’ HOUSE
This house is of similar age to its neighbours but, as the home of a widow, is a smaller, humbler building.
Date Built:  1877
Street Address:  117 Rue Jolie
HPT Registered:  No
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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Structures and Sites
THE ‘BRITOMART’ CANNON
An historic cannon is a feature of the small reserve on the Akaroa waterfront named after the vessel that brought the British authorities south to Akaroa in 1840.
Date Built:  1808/1908
Street Address:  Britomart Reserve
HPT Registered:  No
District Plan Registered: Yes
 
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