OWCT AGM on Thursday 18 April, 2024 at 7pm in

Whitestone City, Harbour Street, Oamaru

Join us to review the year that was and hear from our inspiring guest
speaker David Wilson, a Founding Trustee, past Chairman and Heritage Enthusiast.

Exchange Chambers

13 Tyne Street

Built as offices for Mr George Sumpter in 1875 for a contract price of £1100 with the rear grain store being added in 1876.  

Again Forrester and Lemon were the architects although it is thought that John Lemon had more to do with the design of this building.  

Trust History

The Exchange Chambers came into Trust ownership in 1989.   The exterior of Sumpter's Exchange was restored in 2001 and the first floor office space and staircase have been reinstated. 


The Oamaru Textile Emporium

A treasure trove of handcrafted clothing, accessories, hand spun and hand dyed yarns.

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