Location 264
Dwelling #264. Glen Farm Homestead No 1.
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Manson / Felton Road


Target Gully


Dwelling #264. Glen Farm Homestead No 1. Manson / Felton Road, north side, east of Target Gully.

Still Standing


Construction Details

Timber framing with weatherboards and galvanised corrugated iron roof.

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Interested Parties

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Group Date Description
1 c1888 - 1922 George Manson (1) Details
2 1923 George Manson (2) Details
3 1924 - c1934 Miss Emily Mary Manson Details
4 c1934 Leslie Gordon Details


The table below shows any historical notes about the location.

Note Date Short Description Note Text
2924 1888 General notes. Oral history records that George Manson (1) took up Glen Farm at this time. Glen Farm consisted of the Kawarau river flats below Pipeclay Gully and Templars Hill, from target Gully east to the Bannockburn bridge
2925 1883 - 1887 Dwelling #264 was built. It appears that about this time dwelling #264 was built.
2926 1910 George Manson (1) purchased additional land holdings. As a result of the subdivision of Kawarau Station, George manson (1) purchased the Australian and New Zealand land Company's interest in the Carinmuir runs: 325c of 8,300 acres (3,353 ha) and 325D of 8,920 acrea (3,604 ha). He then went into partnership with the other owner, Mr E Holloway of Dunedin and together they purchased the Nevis run, 339F of 8,630 acrea (3,486 ha) from Mr A C Iverson. This block was added to the Cairnmuir Station and Mr Holloway later purchased Mr Mansons share.
2929 1922 George Manson (2) took over the running of the farm. On the death of his father, George Manson (2) took over the running of Glen Farm.
2931 1924 Emily Manson took over the running of Glen Farm. Emily Manson took over the running of Glen Farm with the help of a manager. Emily and her sister Alice (known as Tottie) continued to live in dwelling #264.
2933 1932 Miss Emily Manson continued to lice in dwelling #264. Miss Emily Manson continued to live in dwelling #264 and ran Glen Farm with the help of a manager / labourer. Mr Leslie Gordon worked for Miss Manson for some time (possibly since 1922).
2935 c1934 Marriage of Leslie Gordon and Emily Manson. Mr Leslie Gordon married Miss Emily Mary Manson, owner of Glen Farm. The couple lived in dwelling #264 for some time then a new house was constructed (dwelling #488) in the same location. Dwelling #264 was moved to a new location and became dwelling #487.


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