Story: Logging native forests

Inside a mission house

Inside a mission house

Kemp House at Kerikeri, Northland, is the oldest wooden building in New Zealand. Dating from 1821–22, it was made of local timber as a home for members of the Church Missionary Society. Although the furniture in the dining room is elaborate, the wall and window construction is very plain, as befits a mission house.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Logging native forests - The timber trade before 1840', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007