Topic: The Post Office in Rotorua

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A brief history and images

This building called for a considerable quantity of local timber when built on the southwest corner of Arawa and Fenton Streets. Replacing the original 1880s building the new structure opened during June 1914, and was [still is] of pleasing design and worthy of preservation. Without doubt, part of its attractiveness lies in the clock tower. The idea of the clock came from a committee formed on 11 November 1906 to erect a suitable memorial to Premier Richard Seddon, who died on 10 June that year... a quote for the clock of £236 was accepted from J.B. Joyce and Co. of Shropshire, England and the 'memorial clock' committee proposed that it should be installed in the new post office or in the proposed new railway station building..... eventually the decision was made to construct a new post office to include a tower for the memorial clock"

Excerpt from 'The New century in Rotorua' by Don Stafford

This iconic building is currently deemed not earthquake safe and will be undergoing alterations, strengthening work. See the Daily Post, 27 March 2014 for the full story.




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The Post Office in Rotorua


1161 Fenton St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Latitude and Longitude coordinates: -38.1351516,176.2535338

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