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Katherine Mansfield Birthplace (Te Puakitanga)

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Address: 25 Tinakori Rd | Thorndon, Wellington 6001, New Zealand
Phone Number: 04 473-7268
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Description: The childhood home of New Zealand's most celebrated author.

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A valuable piece of history

This was a charming way to fill in a rainy weekday afternoon. Just down the road from an interesting selection of shops and good coffee at Leafee Cafe on Tinakori Rd in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
JillMM_NZ
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Christchurch
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Christchurch
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51 reviews 51 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This was a charming way to fill in a rainy weekday afternoon. Just down the road from an interesting selection of shops and good coffee at Leafee Cafe on Tinakori Rd in Wellington, the home and birthplace of Katherine Mansfield has been lovingly restored. We were met by a Katherine Mansfield enthusiast, who happily explained the history of the house... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

The house where Katherine Mansfield was born provides a great little snapshot of life in Victorian times an insight to the life of this famous NZ author.

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Wellington
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93 reviews 93 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

For those who know and care about her writing and her interesting life story, it is a Mecca with hints of Prelude shining through the coloured glass windows or the yellow soap in the scullery. It is surprisingly small for the size of the family and faithfully restored to what it must have been like in the day. For those... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

An interesting place to visit for the literature buff, but nothing as historical as found in Europe etc. Nicely restored cottage but nothing special.

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Caerphilly, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This house is very interesting as it is decorated in all the relevant wallpaper and colour that would of been used in 1800's. This house is prosumed to be where Katherine was born although it has never been proven as the family moved out of the house when she was 4 . There are many pictures and it allows you... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

My daughter and I had been reading some Mansfield short stories and felt this would help us understand the author a bit more. I think it must be run by volunteers as they were a bit slow and disorganised in getting our admission sorted (kids are free btw). When we went we had the place to ourselves. Bear in mind... More 

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Brisbane
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

One of our relatives was instrumental in setting this up in Wellington so we had to visit. We were not disappointed. Great history.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I didn't know much about Katherine Mansfield and I guess what I got out of my visit was I now know a bit more. But with all the other attractions available in Wellington, this is one you could miss. It's really just a nice house frozen in time...

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Kept in original decor and layout, the history is well represented in the numerous flip sheets in the rooms.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

As a child I loved Katherine's stories (still do) so to see where she was born and grew up before leaving for England is quite special. They have done a marvellous job of restoring and keeping everything as it was/would have been. Worth a re-visit very few years. Is really close to the city and public transport, with street parking... More 

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