Story: South Canterbury region

Landing goods

Landing goods

With no natural harbour and no wharf, ships anchored off Timaru’s coast and sent goods ashore on surfboats, which 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, (accessed 27 January 2022)

Story by John Wilson, updated 1 Feb 2017