Kōrero: Marlborough places

Cob cottage, Riverlands

Cob cottage, Riverlands

Cob (a mixture of clay, grass and tussock) was a common building material in early 19th-century Marlborough south of the Wairau River, partly because of a lack of readily accessible timber. This cottage was built on the Riverlands run between 1854 and 1868. It has served variously as a farm cottage, shearers’ quarters, school, and a store room and hay shed. Restoration to something like its original state started in 1960, and the building was opened to the public by the Marlborough Historical Society.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Marlborough places - Blenheim', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/31853/cob-cottage-riverlands (accessed 16 June 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 18 Jun 2015