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“Great tour of Kemp House”

The Stone Store & Kemp House - Kerikeri Mission Station
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Owner description: The Bay of Islands is New Zealand's foremost historic area, birthplace to Maori and Pakeha (European) relations and home of the Kerikeri Mission Station. Established in 1819, the Kerikeri Mission Station is one of New Zealand's first places where Maori invited visitors to to live among them. Built under the protection of local Maori chiefs who were keen to harness the trade and technology of Europe, Kerikeri Mission Station grew amidst a backdrop of tribal warfare and ever increasing visits from foreign ships. Located only 5 minutes from Kerikeri the Kerikeri Mission Station has a range of activites available. The grounds tour is a visitor favourite - experienced guides share stories of fierce warriors and drunken sailors and earnest missionaries who preached, taught and battled to spread the Christian message amongst Maori, a proud people with their own ancient traditions. The Kerikeri Mission Station is also the site of two of the country's oldest surviving buildings- The Stone Store and Kemp House.
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Great tour of Kemp House”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Wonderful tour from the enigmatic and costumed Maori lady who drew our 3 children through some interesting history. Note that the cafe is shut during the winter. Question sheets for the kids were a nice touch.

Visited June 2013
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“a trip down memory lane”
Reviewed May 24, 2013

a very interesting and lovely place just to look around for that ideal kiwiana gift or learn a little local history from the assistants, dressed in period costume.

Visited April 2013
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Deal, United Kingdom
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“History - New Zealand style”
Reviewed May 22, 2013

a wonderful old building, well worth the visit. Don't miss the walks from the Stone Store to the original Maori Pa. And watch out for the feral chickens in the car park, they will mug you for food!

Visited May 2013
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Waimamaku, Northland, New Zealand
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“History of the Bay”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

I love this store, my family history is connected with this store. they ran it when they first arrived in New Zealand. I belong to the Edmonds family,
This is one store you need to talk to the peo

Visited September 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great Tourist Attraction”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Well maintained, friendly guides! Unfortunately, the gift store was quite overpriced, even though they had some great selections.

Visited May 2013
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