and around the house.
also - Fyffe House Historic Area)
Garden - Based
on a traditional cottage style garden, there was a flower garden
in this area the Goodall's lived here and a cottage garden tended
by Maude Low.
Garden - Follows a serpentine shape developed into a cottage
style garden in recent years.
Low's Garden - Posts to the west of the house mark Maude
Low's vegetable plot. This sustained the family from the 1920's
when they moved into the house.
- Carve at Takahanga Marae in 2001. This signifies the first
people who came to this area hundreds of years ago and those
Shed - This
was built as a shelter for the curators car in the 1980's. Now
it is available free to locals to use as a gallery for exhibitions
and other activities - It may be open, check it out!
Behind here you will find George Low's old clinker built fishing
boat. When George retired he kept his boat in the parlour.
bone fence posts - East
from the back of the house are the two remaining posts of the
original whale bone fence.
Foundations - To
the east of the house the original foundations of the Pier Hotel
remain in the grass, as are those of the storage facilities
used when this was a port.
the house was painted pink with the first paint being a primer
mixed of red and white lead with oil.