Story: Taranaki places

Rewi Alley's cottage, Moeawatea

Rewi Alley's cottage, Moeawatea

For six years in the early 1920s activist and writer Rewi Alley and his business partner Jack Stevens farmed an isolated property in the Moeawatea Valley, 40 kilometres inland of Waverley. Alley withdrew from the partnership in 1926 and went to China, where he spent the rest of his life. In the late 1980s the derelict house was restored by a Conservation Corps team under the auspices of the Wanganui branch of the Historic Places Trust.

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Puke Ariki - Taranaki Museum & Library
Reference: PHO2007-150
Photograph by Floss Lambert

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Pātea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2016)

Full story by Ron Lambert, published 11 Dec 2009, updated 7 Sep 2016