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Mr Arthur Harding initially leased the property, then in 1906 his wife Isabella bought the land and together they build the 18 roomed 'Siberia' homestead. Also built on the property were stables, garages, sheds, stores for livestock and agricultural produce and a second house for employees. In 1941 a small airforce trainer aeroplane crashed into the upstairs nursery, demolishing part of the house and severely damaging the rest. The house was burnt down in 1961 due to an electrical fault.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2009N_Ash21_ASH_2241
Title
'Siberia' homestead, near Ashhurst
Held In
Coolstore
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Ash 21
Date
circa 1909 to circa 1915

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Place
Fitzherbert East Road, Ashhurst, Manawatu

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Taxonomy

Tags
ashhurst,
cars,
farm,
photographs,
transport,
two-storey,
vehicles,
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