Friday, 27 January 2023

Bushy Park Homestead, Whanganui

Let's see how this goes. As most of you will know or have gathered  I have been struggling to write blogs over the last couple of years. I have so much else happening with various social media accounts & websites to update plus photographs to take & process that my blogs have taken a back seat. I tend to usually write long & detailed blogs with lots of photos & this along with the research I need to do on the area I'm writing about usually ties me up for quite a number of hours over several days. 

I'm now going see if I can do shorter blogs with not so many photos & detail & post more frequently. Many of the blogs will follow a similar format to the photos & information I post on my Facebook page so there might be a bit of  doubling up but I know I have quite a number of followers that don't do Facebook so it'll be new to them. Fingers crossed this works otherwise I might have to put my blog to sleep for awhile. 

Bushy Park Homestead

Bushy Park Homestead

Bushy Park Homestead is an Edwardian-era homestead registered as a Category I heritage building by Heritage New Zealand. It is located in Bushy Park, near Kai Iwi, Whanganui, in the Manawatu-Whanganui region.

Sitting Room
Formal Dinning Room
The 22-room Edwardian homestead, designed by Charles Tilleard Natusch, includes a 109 feet (33 m) long, 6 feet (1.8 m)-wide hall that runs the length of the residence, as well as wood panelling, carved mantels, and Art Deco lights.

Breakfast Room
Built by Russell and Bignell in 1906 at a cost of £4,566 for G. Frank Moore, a cattle and racehorse breeder, the residence and park were given to the Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand by Moore in 1962. The homestead, bird sanctuary, and rain forest have been managed by Bushy Park Homestead and Forest Trust since 1994.
Bushy Park Homestead is a fully licenced five-bedroom bed and breakfast homestay and function venue.
For a gold coin donation visitors can tour the homestead although if there are guests only one end of the house is open (there were guests when I had a look). You can also have a cold drink or Devonshire tea on the veranda.

Veranda View

Monday, 16 January 2023

Blog Header History

This post follows me along month by month, it contains a record of my blog header photos which I change regularly.

Ray's Rest, Miranda, Firth of Thames
Simpsons Beach, Whitianga, Coromandel
DOC Campground, Port Jackson, Coromandel

Abandoned picnic table, Power Station, Hatepe River, Taupo