Location 106
Dwelling #106
Map 5

Bannockburn-Nevis Road



Dwelling #106. Bannockburn-Nevis Road, east side.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Timber framed, galvanised corrugated iron cladding. Built in 1923 by George Burghess of Wanaka who was a stone mason from the Shetland Islands (see dwelling #87). The contract was to build a 2 room house with a coal range and 500 gal water tank at a total cost of £90 (ninety pound)

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 1923 - 1989 Edward Lawrence (Ted) Details
2 c1929 - 1938 Thomas Lawrence Details
3 1989 - 1996 Mrs Jane Lawrence Details
4 1996 - 1997 Mrs Jean Howse Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
1624 1923 General Notes Mrs & Mrs Lawrence had dwelling #106 built for them by Mr George Cochrane Burghess before their wedding. They were married in the Methodist church (location #93) on 27 Jun 1923, by the Rev. Witherford. Mr Lawrence took over the Bannockburn to Nevis mail run some time before his wedding. He started with two horses, a cart and a gig which was used as a taxi. These were all purchased from his uncle, Mr Robert Toms, for forty pounds. The horse and gig was replaced by a Model T Ford car which was used as the mail car and taxi between Bannockburn and Cromwell. Mr Lawrence continued to run a team of horses and a cart. The horses were housed in the Stone Store Stables (location #102), the cart and gig in the store gig shed (dwelling #129) until 1928.
1635 1989 Mrs Lawrence remained in dwelling #106 after her husbands death. Mrs Lawrence continued to live in dwelling #106 after her husbands death in 1989, until her health deteriorated to a point where she could not care for herself.
1637 1996 Dwelling #106 sold to Mrs Jean Howse. The property sat vacant until it was sold to Mrs Jean Howse in 1996. Mrs Howse, of Dunedin is the grand-daughter of Mrs Jane Lawrence, daughter of Ivy Lawrence (Mrs Urquhart) of Hawea.
1631 c1929 Mrs & Mrs Thomas Lawrence came to live with their son Ted in dwelling #106. Mr & Mrs Thomas Lawrence moved back from Arrowtown to Bannockburn (see dwelling #126). Thomas had been working on the Arrow irrigation scheme. The couple came to live with their son Ted in dwelling #106.
1638 General Notes Mrs Jean Howse was Jane Lawrence's grand-daughter. She purchased dwelling #106 from her grandmother in 1996. ( Jeans mother was Ivy Urquhart (nee Lawrence)) Jean had two children, Astra and Rory.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
46 Lowburn Action Group calendar c1975 Dwelling #106 View Image
317 Paul Crump 1998 Dwelling #106 - looking east. View Image
318 Paul Crump 1998 Dwelling #106 - looking south east. View Image
1392 Mrs M Valk - Cromwell c1932 Dwelling #106 - with Lawrence Family View Image