Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
|Katherine Mansfield Birthplace|
|Town or city||25 Tinakori Road, Wellington|
|Design and construction|
Katherine Mansfield Birthplace was the home of Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand's most famous author. The building, located in Thorndon, is classified as a "Category I" ("places of 'special or outstanding historical or cultural heritage significance or value'") historic place by the New Zealand Historic Places Trust. The Birthplace is open to the public, having been restored and furnished by the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace Society Incorporated, which was founded by Oroya Day (art historian), Peter Young (solicitor), and architect James Beard.
The land for the building was originally owned by Charles Clifford, while the building itself was built for Mansfield's father Harold Beauchamp. Katherine Mansfield recreated memories of her childhood home in her short stories The Aloe, Prelude, A Birthday, The Doll’s House, and The Wind Blows. Mansfield described the house as a 'dark little cubby hole' and a 'horrid little piggy house'.
- Katherine Mansfield House - Katherine Mansfield - Katherine Mansfield:1888 - 1923
- "Katherine Mansfield Birthplace". Register of Historic Places. Heritage New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-12-21.
- Homepage of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace
- Katherine Mansfield Society - international organisation set up to promote and encourage the worldwide study and enjoyment of Katherine Mansfield’s writing.
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