Excavation monitoring and building archaeology reports prepared for Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
The Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014 makes it unlawful for any person to modify or destroy, or cause to be modified or destroyed, the whole or any part of an archaeological site without gaining an archaeological authority from Heritage New Zealand. Work that may affect an archaeological site requires an archaeological authority from Heritage New Zealand. Site work cannot commence until an authority has been granted.
These reports have been completed in fulfilment of archaeological authorities granted by Heritage New Zealand. These reports are a legal requirement of the authority process and are required to be publicly available once submitted to Heritage New Zealand.
The reports document the history of a site. They can include:
- Maori history and occupation of the site and the wider area
- A general history of the site context including physical, social and cultural context
- A record of ownership and occupation
- Historic maps and plans
- A record of built development and site use over time
- Documentation of archaeological site work undertaken (excavation, demolition monitoring) including site plans, section drawings and photographs
- Cataloguing and analysis of artefacts found
- Discussion of archaeological findings and significance of this in a local and/or regional context
- Discussion of future archaeological requirements, and suggested further research
Prior to 2014, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga was called New Zealand Historic Places Trust. Authority reports were also produced under the previous act, and are also part of this series.
Note: this is not a complete collection of all archaeological reports produced under these acts for Wellington. A complete collection can be accessed through the Heritage New Zealand Archaeological Reports Digital Library.MediumFileSystem of ArrangementProvided by Victoria Grouden and Mary O'Keeffe. They are in no particular order or date range.External LinksHeritage New Zealand Archaeological Reports Digital LibraryCollection TypeCommunity archives
2 Oriental Parade, Wellington Central Fire Station, seismic upgrade, archaeological monitoring report
Embassy of the United States of America, Murphy Street, car park development, archaeological monitoring report
58-62 Mein Street (AKA 30 Owen Street), Mary Potter Apartments, demolition and development archaeological monitoring report