Vaughn Homestead - Long Bay, Auckland, New Zealand
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S 36° 40.316 E 174° 44.800
60H E 298634 N 5939154
Quick Description: An historic homestead overlooking Long Bay in the Auckland Regional Park.
Location: North Island, New Zealand
Date Posted: 8/14/2010 8:35:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM9FQY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member psychrn
Views: 5

Long Description:
In 1993 the Torbay Historical Society gained the licence to occupy, restore and manage the homestead. Since then members of the Society have contributed hundreds of hours fundraising and restoring the main part of the building to its 1890 appearance.

There is also a small museum telling the story of the homestead and the restoration project, and talks are also given to groups about local history.

The homestead is available as a venue for weddings, seminars, small functions and general community use, and small functions can be catered for.
Long Bay Regional Park, NORTH SHORE

Register Number

Registration Type
Historic Place - Category II

Auckland Region

Date Registered

City/District Council

* North Shore City Council

Legal Description
DP 51084 Pt Allot 12 Parish of Okura

Status Explanation
Registration confirmed 25 February 1993 (BD1992/2/29).

Brief History
The following text is from the original Proposal for Classification considered by the Board at the time of registration.

This is the homestead of the Vaughan family and was constructed in 1861 by George Vaughan. It was used as a family home by the Vaughan family for several generations. In this time the family was associated with the local gum industry. Although it has had more recent additions, in the form of an extra wing and second storey added in 1938, the original building with its historical associations still exists behind the 1938 work.

Current Use

* Residential buildings and associated places - House

Former Use

* Residential buildings and associated places - House

Construction Dates

* Original Construction: 1861
* Modification - Extra wing and second storey added: 1938
Date location was entrusted to the New Zealand Historic places: 2/25/1993

Type of history commemorated (short description):
The origional homestead of the Vaughn Family who were involved in the gum digging industry.

Website pertaining to the location: [Web Link]

Town, city, or region nearest to the site:

Year placed: 1861

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

Hours of operation:
Can be hired for private functions

Is it accessible to the general public:
The exterior can be viewed at any time

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