Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Little old house in Ahipara




This little place with it's ripped curtains and it's boarded up windows caught my attention last time we were in Ahipara. It wasn't hard to get to, right next to St Clement's Anglican Church it sits just off the road surrounded by overgrown grass and a muddy dirt driveway.

According to a couple of people who saw the photo after I shared it on a historical places page, it was first owned by a couple who lived in it in the 1940s and then owned by a local Kuia Tohunga (a Maori elder who was a natural healer). After she died it fell into abandonment, we didn't have time to go inside but maybe next time we are up that way I might have a look.

Linking up with Our World Tuesday and My Corner of the World.

12 comments:

gz said...

so sad to see a loved home abandoned

Andy said...

When I see a deserted building like this I always wonder how and why.

Rose said...

So glad you could tell us a bit of its history....

Susan Heather said...

You took the words from my mouth.

Marja said...

What a shame I love these old weather board houses You see them here a lot as well

Sharon said...

Old and abandoned places like this are so interesting.

William Kendall said...

You wonder if it can be restored.

Amy said...

I very much doubt it. The town it's in isn't a very up and coming area, it's a very quiet seaside town and the land is in the country next to a cemetery.Probably owned by a maori trust no doubt.

betty-NZ said...

Places like this are much more interesting when you know the history.

Thanks for making 'My Corner of the World' a success this week!
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Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

It would make a sweet small place to call home if cared for.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh it looks so sad Amy ✨

Jenn said...

Sad but fascinating to find and photograph abandoned properties.

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