Story: Farm buildings

Farmhouse, Mangamāhū, 1930s

Farmhouse, Mangamāhū, 1930s

Mangamāhū is in isolated hill country north-east of Whanganui. The front of this farmhouse is fairly similar to a large suburban house in the city, with the same shrubs and exotic trees in the garden. The house would have been distinguished from its urban equivalent by the buildings out the back – the stables, the woodshed, the machinery shop and the fowl house.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Robert E. Wells Collection (PAColl-0001)
Reference: 1/4-110334; F
Photograph by Robert E. Wells

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Robert Peden, 'Farm buildings - Farm housing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18507/farmhouse-mangamahu-1930s (accessed 29 March 2017)

Story by Robert Peden, published 24 Nov 2008