Northwood

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attr Maker: B.S.C.
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Drawing on front of a 'Canada' postcard. Depicts a two storey house.
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Paper
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Composition = 86 h x 140 w
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AC798
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B.S.C. Northwood, [no date]. Drawing on paper. Nelson Provincial Museum, Bett Loan Collection: AC798

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"Northwood" was the grand home built by one of Motueka's earliest settlers, Captain Edward Fearon, who arrived in Nelson on the "Thomas Sparks" with his wife Elizabeth (nee Ward) in February 1843. Captain Fearon bought a 50 acre section in the small settlement from Captain Arthur Wakefield in June 1843 and established a farm there. Today's Fearon Street in Motueka is named for the Fearon family and roughly follows the original winding tree-lined drive that led to the "Northwood" homestead. Although the old "Northwood" home burned down in the late 1920s, the section on which it stood was bought by hop industry legend Mac Inglis, who built an showplace home of his own on the same site (today 39 Fearon Street, Motueka). Mac Inglis kept the name "Northwood", which has since become attached to the company he established - Northwood Hops.

- Anne McFadgen

Posted on 28-07-2016 01:23:55