16th April 1.30pm
TERRACE STATION, 151 Milnes Road, Hororata
$30 per person, carpooling
Terrace Station is a heritage landmark in Hororata. It was the home of Sir John Hall, runholder, politician and reformer with his wife Lady Rose Hall and is still lived in today by his descendants. The property dates from the 1850’s and was purchased by Sir John Hall in 1861.
You will have free access to the Carriage House, Sir John’s 1898 Office within the homestead and the 1898 kitchen, as well as free run of the beautiful gardens.
You can look into the front rooms of the homestead and information about the property and early photos will be on display in The Hutch a one-time garden summer house.
We also have the author Debra Millar coming with us as well to talk about and show her beautiful book Homesteads: The Story of NZ’s Grand Country Houses.
This fabulous book covers Terrace Station as well as several others both in the North and South islands.
The information and photographs are stunning. I personally found it a marvelous gift for Christmas last year.
Debra is delightful and it will be a treat to see and listen to her talking about her book onsite.
Your $30 entrance fee includes a limited afternoon tea. You must let us know if you are coming and pay in advance to our bank account before 11 April. As it is short notice due to Easter I suggest you do it now. Our Association will be making a single payment for the afternoon. We need to advise numbers for Terrace Station in advance.
It will take approximately an hour from Christchurch to get to Terrace Station so make sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrive for 1.30PM