Location 206
Dwelling #206.
Map 7





Dwelling #206. Quartzville.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Stacked stone, pug mortar, with timber and corrugated iron roof. Built by Mr C Sutherland of Invercargill.

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Interested Parties

The table below shows the groups of people that had an interest in this property, either as owners, residents, tenants or shareholders. Clicking on the 'Details' link will display a list of the individuals in the group along with any known historical information about them.

Group Date Description
1 c1896 - 1900 Thomas Lawrence Details
2 1900 - 1919 Mrs Sarah Jones Details
3 1919 - 1949 William Crabbe Details
4 1949 - 1960 John Crabbe Details
5 1949 - c1952 Alan Ritchie Details
6 1960 - c1970 Donald Cameron Details
7 c1970 - c1978 Murray Rivers Details
8 ? Swain Details
9 c1978 - c1984 Richard Clark Details
10 c1984 - 2007 George Spears Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2383 1901 Mrs Jones purchased dwelling #206. Mrs Jones purchased dwelling #206 from Thomas Lawrence (1). She had been living on the Carrick Range - (see section on Unknowns and Lost Souls - Carricktown)
2384 1919 Mrs Jones sold dwelling #206 Mrs Jones offered to sell the dwelling to Mr Ted Lawrence for the sum of £70 (seventy pound), however he did not take up the offer. In his own words, he has 'whipped the cat' about this ever since. Mrs Jones then offered the property to William Crabbe for the same price and he agreed. It is not clear at this time where Mrs Jones went after this dwelling.
2389 c1919 The family returned to Bannockburn. It appears that around this time William Crabbe returned to Bannockburn, He purchased dwelling #206 from Mrs Sarah Jones for £70.
2391 1949 Dwelling #206 sold to John Begg Crabbe (his brother) Bill Crabbe and his family moved to Southland where he worked as a coal miner. He sold dwelling #206 and his property to his brother Mr John Begg Crabbe of dwelling #207.
2392 1949 Jack Crabbe purchase dwelling #206. Jack Crabbe purchased dwelling #206 and the surrounding land from his brother Bill. Jack and his family continued to live in dwelling #207. The extra land was added to Jacks farm, while the house was left empty.
2393 1960 Jack Crabbe sold dwelling #206 to Mr Donald Cameron. In August of 1960, Jack Crabbe and his family moved to Dunedin. They sold the farm, along with dwellings #206 and #207 to Mr Donald Cameron.
2394 c1949 Dwelling #206 rented to Alan Ritchie. About this time, Mr & Mrs Alan Ritchie moved from Carrick Station where they had lived in part of dwelling #324. The couple then rented dwelling #206 from Jack Crabbe. Alan Ritchie worked for the Vincent County Council as a grader driver.
2396 1960 Donald Cameron purchased dwelling #206. in August of 1960, Mr Cameron purchased Jack Crabbes farm, including dwellings #206 and #207. They lived in dwelling #207 while dwelling #206 was left empty to deteriorate.
2397 c1970 Dwelling #206 sold to Murray Rivers. About this time, Mr Cameron sold the farm along with the dwellings to Mr Murray Rivers, and moved to Geraldine.
2398 c1970 Murray Rivers purchased the farm, including dwelling #206. About this time, Mr and Mrs Rivers purchased the farm, along with the two dwellings. The family lived in dwelling #207, with dwelling #206 remaining empty. It continued to deteriorate.
2399 c1978 The farm was sold to Mr Richard Clark About this time Mr Rivers and his family moved to Cromwell. They sold the farm to Richard Clark.
2400 ? General note. The Swains may have been friends of the Rivers family. They used / renter dwelling #206 as a holiday home. The couple did some renovations and improvements to the house. When Richard Clark purchased they farm, they claimed that they had purchased the house only from Murray Rivers - which turned out to be untrue - however, Mr Clark let the Swain's use dwelling #206 as a holiday home for a number of years. The house had been very derelict when the Swain's first arrived. The family came from Dunedin and had a young family. It seems that Mr Swain may have been a carpenter or builder. The Swain's were involved with showing dogs.
2402 c1984 The property was sold to George Spears. Ritchie Clark put dwelling #206 and the surrounding land up for sale. It was purchased by Mr G Spears of dwelling #40.
2403 c1984 George Spears purchased dwelling #206. Mr & Mrs Spears lived in dwelling #40. They purchased dwelling #206 and the surrounding parcel of approx 50 acres of land. They planted a large part of the property in pine trees. Dwelling #206 has now been extensively rebuilt. It was Mr Spears intention for the couple to sell dwelling #40 and to move into dwelling #206, however the couple decided to stay where they were and rent out dwelling #206.


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Image Id Source Date Short Description
180 Mrs C Spears 1937 Dwelling #206 - Quartville, during a hoar frost. View Image
181 Mrs C Spears c1930 Dwelling #206 and outbuildings. View Image
184 Mrs C Spears - Jim Crabbe - Belnheim Unknown William Crabbe, Bert McCabe & Ray Irving View Image
203 Mrs C Spears 1985 Dwelling #206 - Quartzville View Image
698 Mr M Crabbe - Cromwell c1938 Crabbe family group. View Image
1299 Paul Crump - Bannockburn 9 Mar 1949 Bannockburn Rifle Range - Birnies Gully (location #209) View Image