Heritage organisations

Updates on access and availability to archive and heritage collections following the Canterbury earthquakes.

The Canterbury Provincial Council Buildings
The only purpose-built provincial government buildings still in existence in New Zealand. The Provincial Council Buildings (1858–1865) were designed by Benjamin Mountfort, Canterbury’s leading Gothic Revival architect.

Christchurch City Council Heritage
The City Council’s heritage unit collects and manages information relating to the city’s cultural heritage.

Historic Places Trust
The New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga was established by an Act of Parliament in 1954. Over the past 50 years, the NZHPT has become New Zealand’s leading national historic heritage agency, and is seen as the guardian of Aotearoa New Zealand’s (historic) heritage.



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