Kōrero: South Canterbury region

A private landing service (1 o 2)

A private landing service

Dissatisfied with the Government Landing Service, in 1868 local merchants formed the Timaru Landing and Shipping Company. They constructed a new building at the bottom of George Street for their premises. Made of bluestone, it is the last remaining building of its type in the southern hemisphere. The completion of Timaru’s artificial port in the 1880s made the landing services obsolete. The building is now a tourist information centre.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Wilson, 'South Canterbury region - Timaru and its port', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11524/a-private-landing-service (accessed 4 August 2020)

He kōrero nā John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017