1897 : The Cottage, Island Bay

Image number W548, image courtesy of Jane Vial Description Watercolour
Size (cm) 21 x 38 Signed Yes Dated 1897
Inscribed Owner NZ private
Picture notes The cottage was built by Charles Hill on his 3 1/2 acre estate near Melbourne Road in Island Bay , Wellington. Marie Burnette (nee Everton), daughter of Doris Everton grew up in the cottage. Marie recalls it was originally a pavillion for the private bowling green in front of the cottage (the bowling green was originially intended as a tennis court and later was planted as a cherry orchard). Charles built a larger house on the corner of Liffey Crescent and Melbourne Road where Min continued to live after his death.
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