Clendon House

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Clendon House information

Rawene , New Zealand
Clendon Esplanade
+64 9 405 7874
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adult/child $10/free
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-Māori 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.