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Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society

The Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society cares for the Katherine Mansfield House & Garden and its collection.

Katherine Mansfield is New Zealand’s most internationally famous author. She was a writer of short stories, poetry, letters, journals and reviews, and changed the way the short story was written in the English language. She was a rebel and a modernist who lived her short life of 34 years to the full. Her life spanned a time when gender roles for women underwent a radical change.

The House & Garden will be recognisable to readers of Mansfield's stories Prelude, The Aloe and A Birthday. Mansfield's father, Harold Beauchamp, built a house for his family in Thorndon. Three generations of the Beauchamp family lived together here from 1888 to 1893: Katherine Mansfield; her maternal grandmother, Grannie Dyer; aunts, Bell and Kitty; mother and father, Annie and Harold; and sisters, Vera and Charlotte, all lived together in the modest two story house. The house was restored by the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society and opened as a museum in 1988.

Contact Details
Postal address iconPO Box 12006, Thorndon, Wellington
Telephone number icon64-4-473 7268
Web address iconhttp://www.katherinemansfield.com
Email address iconinfo@katherinemansfield.com

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Physical address icon25 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
Hours of operation iconOpen 6 days 10am-4pm, closed Mondays, Christmas Day and Good Friday

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Playing cards; A.D. Willis, Ltd; ca late 19th century; KMBS 0478.1 Ascot Racing Game; Jaques & Son; c1900; KMBS 0691.1 Breakfast set - partial; Unknown; KMBS 0253.1Jigsaw puzzle ; John Betts; ca 1845 to 1862; KMBS 1006.1  Set of toilet water bottles; Unknown; KMBS 0027.2

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