Rewi Alley's House
Moeawatea Valley, South Taranaki
List Entry Information
List Entry Status
List Entry Type
Historic Place Category 2
Private/No Public Access
25th June 1992
Date of Effect
25th June 1992
South Taranaki District
Secs 2 5 12 14 16-20 SBDN 1 Sec 310 Blk IV Secs 5 12 13 15 Blk 8
This historic place was registered under the Historic Places Act 1980. This report includes the text from the original Proposal for Classification report considered by the NZHPT Board at the time of registration.
This house was built in about 1918, and is a very simple three room, rectangular house, with lean-tos. Rewi Alley lived at this house from 1921 to 1927, with Jack Stevens. Alley walked off the property in 1927. The house is seen as an example of a "rehab" house, given to returned servicemen after the First World War, and the problems they faced in farming marginal properties.
There is graffiti written by Alley and Stevens preserved on the walls of the house. The influence that this house and its location had on Alley in the time he spent there is evidenced in his later writings.
1st June 1992
Report Written By
A copy of the original report is available from the NZHPT Central region office
Please note that entry on the New Zealand Heritage List/Rarangi Korero identifies only the heritage values of the property concerned, and should not be construed as advice on the state of the property, or as a comment of its soundness or safety, including in regard to earthquake risk, safety in the event of fire, or insanitary conditions.