Katherine Mansfield’s Birthplace

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Katherine Mansfield’s Birthplace information

Wellington , New Zealand
Street 25 Tinakori Rd, Thorndon
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adult/child $8/2
Opening hours
10am-4pm Tue-Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Often compared to Chekhov and Maupassant, Katherine Mansfield is one of NZ’s most distinguished authors, born in 1888, and dying of tuberculosis in 1923 aged 34. She mixed with Europe’s most famous writers (DH Lawrence, TS Eliot, Virginia Woolf), and married the literary critic and author John Middleton Murry. Her short stories can be found in one volume, the Collected Stories of Katherine Mansfield . This house in Tinakori Rd is where she spent five years of her childhood, a lovely heritage home with exhibitions in her honour, including a biographical film.