Kōrero: South Canterbury region

Landing goods

Landing goods

With no natural harbour and no wharf, ships would anchor off Timaru’s coast and send goods ashore on surfboats. These were pulled up slipways into sheds and unloaded. The two-storey building is the Government Landing Service boatshed at the foot of Strathallan Street.

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John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Timaru and its port', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11339/landing-goods (accessed 25 August 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017