Samuel Hurst Seager

Samuel Hurst Seager

Samuel Hurst Seager in 1926
Born 26 June 1855
London, United Kingdom
Died 5 October 1933
Sydney, Australia
Nationality New Zealander
Occupation Architect
Buildings Daresbury and Christchurch Municipal Chambers

Samuel Hurst Seager CBE (26 June 1855 5 October 1933) was a notable New Zealand builder, draftsman, architect and town planner. He was born in London, England in 1855.[1]

He was one of the pioneers of the New Zealand Bungalow.[1][2] He purchased land on Clifton Hill in Sumner and designed and established a garden suburb with eight bungalows which were sold in 1914.[3] Seager resided at No.1 The Spur for eight years from 1902.

Two of his notable buildings are Daresbury at 67 Fendalton Road and the Christchurch Municipal Chambers.[4]

In the 1926 King's Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[5]


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  1. 1 2 Lochhead, Ian J. "Samuel Hurst Seager". Dictionary of New Zealand Biography. Ministry for Culture and Heritage. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. Barnes, Anthony (2014). "Translation in the Transition: Examining Innovations in the Design of Auckland's Transitional Houses" (PDF). Auckland, New Zealand: SAHANZ and Unitec ePress; and Gold Coast, Queensland: SAHANZ.
  3. The Spur, Sumner: the property of S. Hurst Seager. Christchurch: Christchurch Press Printers. 1914 via
  4. "Municipal Chambers". Retrieved 2016-09-04.
  5. The London Gazette: (Supplement) no. 33179. p. 4414. 3 July 1926. Retrieved 17 August 2013.

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