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Canon P. T. Williams House - Paihia, Northland, New Zealand
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
S 35° 16.922 E 174° 05.509
60H E 235499 N 6091800
Quick Description: The Williams house and grounds make up an historic estate of national importance. The land is part of the Anglican Mission Station established in Paihia by Reverend Henry Williams and his brother William in the 1820s.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 2/20/2013 3:51:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMGE2P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member StagsRoar
Views: 2

Long Description:
The Williams house and grounds make up an historic estate of national importance. The land is part of the Anglican Mission Station established in Paihia by Reverend Henry Williams and his brother William in the 1820s. The main building now houses Paihia's library and gallery.

The Friends of the Williams House, Paihia Library Incorporated are a voluntary group who support the development of the Paihia Library, including the upstairs gallery, and the historic Williams House.

The Friends are an active group who have completed many projects and have more under way. For example:
* Upstairs Gallery - has been equipped with an art hanging display system, lighting and carpet. Local artists can display their art here.
* Restoration of the Old Stone Shed and Garage
* Completing a Brochure and Book "Protecting Paradise in Paihia"
* Improving and Maintaining the Gardens and Grounds
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 6/9/1984

Type of history commemorated (short description):
The Trust commemorates the residential structure that is on the site which was the location of an Anglican Mission Station in the early 1800s.


Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:
Paihia


Year placed: 1820s

Admission fees if any: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Hours of operation:
Grounds are open 24 hours a day although common sense should be used after daylight hours.


Is it accessible to the general public:
Yes, the grounds are accessible and the building is used as the town library and art gallery.


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