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Built for Jacob Nannestad, a sawmiller, the house was bought by John Henderson Pollock Strang in 1903 and extensively renovated and extended. During 1908-1910 the house was leased by Strang to the Crown for use as the residence of Lord Plunket, Governor General of New Zealand. In 1921 it was sold to William Caccia Birch. It remained in the Caccia Birch family until gifted to the Government in 1941. After various uses it was eventually given to the Palmerston North City Council. It is now called Caccia Birch and serves as a function centre.

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Object type
Image
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2010N_Bur38_3159
Title
Entrance hall of 'Woodhey', Te Awe Awe Street
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Bur 38
Held In
Coolstore

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Place
Palmerston North
Date
circa 1905

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Palmerston North City Library

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