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 ended the landing services. The building is now a tourist information centre.

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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/11524/a-private-landing-service (accessed 20 June 2019)

Story by John Wilson, updated 2 Feb 2017