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Construction of Chateau Tongariro

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The Chateau, a neo-Georgian structure of four stories and basement, was designed by Timaru-based architect Herbert Hall (1880–1939) who modelled it on the Canadian Resort of Lake Louise.

The foundation stone was laid on 10 January 1929. Fletchers used a workforce of over 80, offering an incentive of free accommodation and a free suit to workers who stayed until the completion of the project.

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2017P_2011-88_024439
Title
Construction of Chateau Tongariro
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Coolstore 2011-88
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Sepia print
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Coolstore

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Whakapapa Village
Date
circa 1929

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Ian Matheson City Archives

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