There are abandoned farmhouses throughout the King Country, including this one above State Highway 3 just north of Te Kūiti. These empty dwellings may speak of economic and farming challenges, but they could equally represent success or simply pragmatism, as farmers built new, more modern homes and stored hay or farming equipment in the old farmstead. This house is quite open – farm animals probably shelter in it when they are grazed in the paddock.
Using this item
This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.