Clendon House

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Clendon House information

Rawene , New Zealand
Clendon Esplanade
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adult/child $7/3.50
Opening hours
10am-4pm Sun May-Oct, Sat & Sun Nov-Apr
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Clendon House was built in the bustling 1860s by James Clendon, a trader, shipowner and magistrate. After his death, his 34-year-old half-Maori widow Jane was left with a brood of kids and a whopping £5000 debt. She managed to clear the debt and her descendants remained in the house until 1972, when it passed to the Historic Places Trust along with many of its original chattels.