Tuesday, 2 September 2014

The New Zealand Shipping Company building

Staying in Ahuriri (where yesterdays photo was taken) and moving just down the road a bit there is  an interesting building.  Napier is well known for its Art Deco style in architecture.  This is one such building.  These days it is a restaurant.  The New Zealand Shipping Company was a shipping company whose ships ran passenger and cargo services between Great Britain and New Zealand between 1873 and 1973.  In 1882, the company's ships were equipped with refrigeration and a frozen meat service began from New Zealand to England.  I dont know how much was carried out from the building nor when this building was built and used.  However, I do have a photo (see link below) to suggest it was probably used for cargo before 1905.  Interesting too to me is that the wharf looks kind of similar these days.  I shall take a photo one day and show you.   



  1. Art deco's an architectural style I enjoy. This building's a real beauty.

  2. Very interesting. Keep it up.

  3. Very similar to buildings we see around our town to. Nice contribution to the theme meme

    ALOHA from Honolulu
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  4. I just love the art deco buildings of the town, you don't get these up here in Northland where we are. very cool.

  5. You really ought to see if there is a market for your pictures. Why not ask one of the people running your course.