25 Tinakori Road
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The Beauchamp family moved into the new family home at 25 Tinakori Rd in Thorndon a few months prior to Katherine's birth. From 1888 to 1893, three generations of the family were resident: Grannie Dryer (KM's maternal grandmother); aunts Bell and Kitty; KM's parents and sisters Vera and Charlotte.
With the establishment of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society in 1986, plans to buy and restore the house were soon articulated. The house was purchased in 1987 and a significant project was undertaken for its full restoration as it had changed substantially over the years. This news item, originally broadcast on Today Tonight on 18 November 1987, outlines restoration plans, along with plans for fundraising which would be essential for the success of the project. The restored house is listed as Category 1 on the Heritage New Zealand registry of Historic Places.
Learn more about the house where Katherine Mansfield was born.
image: Framegrab, P44476 TVNZ Collection
Catalogue Reference P44476
Reporter: Carol Hirschfeld