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St Patricks, Burkes Pass, NewZealand
Category 1 Historic Place

New Zealand's oldest union church on its original site

See Timaru Herald News 27Jan2012

New 2016...Oral History presentations at the South Canterbury Museum are now available for viewing. Links on the photo and video top menu bar.

Also  a short video of tree work at St Patricks church July 2016.

Welcome to The Burkes Pass Heritage Trust.

This is an incorporated charitable trust established in the year 2000 to secure the future of St Patrick's Union Church and promote local heritage in Burkes Pass, South Canterbury, New Zealand.

In earlier days Burkes Pass was the pioneer township in the Mackenzie Country sited on the banks of the the Opihi River. It is now an important heritage site on a major tourist route to the Mackenzie basin, Mt Cook and Queenstown. This route was well used by Maori in pre European times.

More about the Trust and Burkes Pass township