Story: Farm buildings

Men’s quarters, Hakatere Station

Men’s quarters, Hakatere Station

The single men’s quarters at Hakatere Station in the Ashburton Gorge is a simple building, made of timber with a corrugated-iron roof. The two wings hold bunkrooms, and in the middle is a cookhouse or dining room. The verandah was a useful place to dry wet-weather gear and muddy boots. These quarters probably housed the shearing gang as well as the single men at shearing time, so they would have been very crowded.

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Photograph by Geoffrey Thornton

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Robert Peden. 'Farm buildings - Farm housing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 14-Nov-12
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