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Wellington and the Wairarapa Sights

Katherine Mansfield Birthplace

  • 25 Tinakori Rd. Map It
  • Thorndon
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 02/18/2014

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Here the writer, née Kathleen Beauchamp, came into the world (1888) and lived the first five years of her life. Mansfield left to pursue her career in Europe when she was 20, but many of her short stories take place in Wellington. A year before her death in 1923, she wrote, "New Zealand is in my very bones. What wouldn't I give to have a look at it!" The house, which has been restored as a typical Victorian family home, contains furnishings, photographs, and videos that

elucidate Mansfield's life and times.

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25 Tinakori Rd., Wellington, 6011, New Zealand

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Sight Details:

  • NZ$8
  • Tue.–Sun. 10–4

Updated 02/18/2014


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