Story: Hawke’s Bay region

Whare Ra exterior (1st of 2)

Whare Ra exterior

Architect James Chapman-Taylor designed a house and temple for a theosophical group called the Order of the Golden Dawn, based in Havelock North. Whare Ra (1915) housed the leader of the group, Robert Felkin, and his family. It still stands in the 2000s and is a private home. It is registered by Heritage New Zealand.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Hawke’s Bay region - Arts, culture and built heritage', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Jul 2015