Location 512
Location #512 - Timber Yard
Map 6



Kawarau River terrace


Location #512 - Timber Yard Kawarau River terrace above and near Richards Ferry (location #156) on the western side of the Bannockburn-Nevis Road.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Location Type

Commercial Building

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 c1871 James Pettigrew Taylor Details
2 c1885 William Rorrison Busham & George Bottcher Details


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Note Date Short Description Note Text
3599 c1871 General notes. It appears that about this time Mr James Taylor extended his Cromwell timber business to Bannockburn. He may have built his timber yard on the Kawarau River terrace, near and above Richards Ferry, and close to the Bannockburn-Nevis Road. In 1871, James Taylor's tender of £119 to build Bannockburn's first public school building (location #215) was accepted. The building was 16ft (4.9m) long and 13ft (4.0m) wide, constructed of timber framing with corrugated iron cladding in Smith's Gully. It was completed in March 1872.
3602 c1885 Mess'rs Busham and Bottcher purchased location #512 from James Taylor. It appears that Mess'rs Busham and Bottcher purchased Mr Taylor's Bannockburn business, including the timber yard.
3605 1890 Death of George Bottcher. On 25 may 1890, Mr George Bottcher died at the age of 80 years. It is not clear what happened to Mr Bottcher's building business after this time.


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