Story: Wairarapa region

Longwood homestead

Longwood homestead

Wairarapa runholders prospered in the late 19th century. This is Longwood Station, Featherston, in the 1880s. The station was initially owned by Henry Bunny, who built a modest wooden cottage in the late 1850s. In 1871 he sold the house to Charles Pharazyn, who erected a substantial villa-style addition. Servants then occupied the original cottage. In 1905 the building was destroyed by fire, and a new, larger house was built. Today Longwood is a lodge offering luxury accommodation.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Society', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017