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Rewi Alley's cottage, Moeawatea

Rewi Alley's cottage, Moeawatea

For six years in the early 1920s the activist and writer Rewi Alley and his business partner Jack Stevens farmed an isolated property in the Moeawatea Valley, 40 kilometres inland from Waverley. Alley withdrew from the partnership in 1926 and went to China, where he spent the rest of his life. In the late 1980s the derelict house was restored by a Conservation Corps team under the auspices of the Whanganui branch of the Historic Places Trust.

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Ron Lambert, 'Taranaki places - Pātea', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 June 2024)

Story by Ron Lambert, updated 1 Sep 2016